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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791704/use-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-during-physical-therapy-may-reduce-the-incidence-of-arthrofibrosis-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Chukwuweike U Gwam, Tanner McGinnis, Jennifer I Etcheson, Nicole E George, Assem A Sultan, Ronald E Delanois, Anil Bhave, Steven F Harwin, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: Arthrofibrosis remains a major complication following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) that negatively impacts patient outcomes and exhausts healthcare resources. The use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has demonstrated the ability to facilitate quadriceps muscle recovery and reduce pain. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare TKA patients who received physical therapy (PT) and adjuvant NMES therapy versus physical therapy alone in terms of: 1) rates of manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) to treat arthrofibrosis; and 2) post-therapy range of motion (ROM)...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788967/towards-a-culturally-competent-health-professional-a-south-african-case-study
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Margaret Matthews, Jacqueline Van Wyk
BACKGROUND: South Africa (SA) has a growing multilingual and multicultural population of approximately 55 million people, and faces service delivery challenges due to a shortage in skilled health professionals. Many health care facilities still depict distinct racial and ethnic characteristics that date back to the apartheid era, and there are reports of racial intolerance or preferential treatment at some facilities. There is limited literature in South Africa on cultural competence or on how to train health professionals to provide culturally competent care...
May 22, 2018: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788482/a-telehealth-system-for-automated-diagnosis-of-asthma-and-chronical-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Lejla Gurbeta, Almir Badnjevic, Mirjana Maksimovic, Enisa Omanovic-Miklicanin, Ervin Sejdic
This paper presents the development and real-time testing of an automated expert diagnostic telehealth system for the diagnosis of 2 respiratory diseases, asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The system utilizes Android, Java, MATLAB, and PHP technologies and consists of a spirometer, mobile application, and expert diagnostic system. To evaluate the effectiveness of the system, a prospective study was carried out in 3 remote primary healthcare institutions, and one hospital in Bosnia and Herzegovina healthcare system...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781398/group-medical-visits-as-participatory-care-in-community-health-centers
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Ariana Thompson-Lastad
In this article, I examine group medical visits, a clinic-based intervention that aims to improve patient health by combining clinical care, health education and peer support. Research shows that health care inequalities are reproduced through the interplay of interpersonal, institutional, and structural factors. I examine changing social relations made possible by group visits, including peer support and an expanded role for patient knowledge. The qualitative data presented here are part of a mixed-methods study of how group medical visits and integrative medicine are combined and implemented for low-income people with chronic conditions...
June 2018: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779917/antimicrobial-resistance-among-migrants-in-europe-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Laura B Nellums, Hayley Thompson, Alison Holmes, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Jonathan A Otter, Marie Norredam, Jon S Friedland, Sally Hargreaves
BACKGROUND: Rates of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are rising globally and there is concern that increased migration is contributing to the burden of antibiotic resistance in Europe. However, the effect of migration on the burden of AMR in Europe has not yet been comprehensively examined. Therefore, we did a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify and synthesise data for AMR carriage or infection in migrants to Europe to examine differences in patterns of AMR across migrant groups and in different settings...
May 17, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777614/enhancing-the-detection-of-injuries-and-near-misses-among-patient-care-staff-in-a-large-pediatric-hospital
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Maurizio Macaluso, Lauren A Summerville, Meredith E Tabangin, Nancy M Daraiseh
Objectives Compared to other industries, healthcare has one of the highest rates of non-fatal occupational injury/illness. Evidence indicates these rates are underestimated, highlighting the need for improved injury surveillance. This study aims to demonstrate the feasibility of integrating active data collection in a passive injury surveillance system to improve detection of injuries in a healthcare establishment. Methods Using digital voice recorders (DVR), pediatric healthcare providers prospectively recorded events throughout their shift for two weeks...
May 7, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777552/nursing-care-providers-perceptions-on-their-role-contributions-in-patient-care-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Elizabeth Kusi-Appiah, Sherry Dahlke, Sarah Stahlke
AIM: The aim of this integrative review was to explore registered nurses', licensed practical nurses', and health care aides' perceptions of their own and each other's role contributions. BACKGROUND: In response to contemporary economic and political pressures, healthcare institutions across the world have endeavored to download job duties to less educated healthcare providers. As a result, nursing care is usually delivered by a team of nursing staff that have different roles...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773657/review-of-the-role-of-nice-in-promoting-the-adoption-of-innovative-cardiac-technologies
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REVIEW
Peter H Groves, Chris Pomfrett, Mirella Marlow
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme (MTEP) promotes the adoption of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic technologies into National Health Service (NHS) clinical practice through the publication of guidance and briefing documents. Since the inception of the programme in 2009, there have been 7 medical technologiesguidance, 3 diagnostics guidance and 23 medtechinnovation briefing documents published that are relevant to the heart and circulation...
May 17, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769052/association-between-skilled-maternal-healthcare-and-postpartum-contraceptive-use-in-ethiopia
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Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Tensae Tadesse Mekonnen, Zelalem Birhanu Mengesha, Katherine Tumlinson
BACKGROUND: The postpartum period provides an important opportunity to address unmet need for contraception and reduce short birth intervals. This study aims to assess the association between skilled maternal healthcare and postpartum contraceptive use in Ethiopia. METHODS: Data for this analysis come from the 2011 to 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Surveys (EDHS) and include nearly 5000 married women of reproductive age with a recent birth. Multivariate logistic regression was conducted to investigate the relationship between skilled maternal healthcare and postpartum contraceptive use...
May 16, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761488/psychological-therapies-for-treatment-resistant-depression-in-adults
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REVIEW
Sharea Ijaz, Philippa Davies, Catherine J Williams, David Kessler, Glyn Lewis, Nicola Wiles
BACKGROUND: Antidepressants are a first-line treatment for adults with moderate to severe major depression. However, many people prescribed antidepressants for depression don't respond fully to such medication, and little evidence is available to inform the most appropriate 'next step' treatment for such patients, who may be referred to as having treatment-resistant depression (TRD). National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance suggests that the 'next step' for those who do not respond to antidepressants may include a change in the dose or type of antidepressant medication, the addition of another medication, or the start of psychotherapy...
May 14, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759913/improving-implementation-of-psychological-interventions-to-older-adult-patients-with-cancer-convening-older-adults-caregivers-providers-researchers
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Kelly M Trevino, Charlotte Healy, Peter Martin, Beverly Canin, Karl Pillemer, Jo Anne Sirey, M Cary Reid
INTRODUCTION: Older adults with cancer (OACs) are a large and growing population. Psychological distress is prevalent in this population yet few OACs receive evidence-based psychological care. The purpose of this project was to identify barriers and strategies for the implementation of psychological interventions to OACs from the perspective of OACs, OAC caregivers, researchers, clinicians, and advocacy organization members. METHODS: The Cornell Research-to-Practice (RTP) Consensus Workshop Model was used to organize and convene a consensus conference...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759077/regulating-pharmaceutical-companies-financial-largesse
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REVIEW
Ronen Avraham, Charles Silver
Nissanholtz-Gannot and Yenkellevich (NGY) explore the impact of a 2010 amendment to the Israeli National Health Insurance Law that requires annual reporting of payments from pharmaceutical companies (PCs) to doctors and healthcare organizations. The amendment was adopted to ensure transparency and to facilitate appropriate regulation of interest conflicts. To learn whether the amendment was having the desired effects, NGY interviewed multiple representatives of an assortment of stakeholders. They found broad agreement among the respondents that financial relationships between PCs and physicians should be transparent...
May 14, 2018: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754728/-thrombosis-and-cancer-awareness-of-private-practitioners-and-patients-in-poitou-charentes-a-french-region
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A Ferru, R Belhadj, G Chapelle, C Berrard, J-P Bregere, I Varlet, C Morin, D Marouby, M Buors, J-L Ducrocq, P Lechuga
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to enhance awareness among healthcare professionals about the application of guidelines relating to the management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer patients. METHODS: This collective approach involved: the Regional Health Agency (ARS), the Unions of Representatives of Healthcare Professionals (URPS), the Observatory of Drugs, the Medical Devices and Therapeutic Innovation agency (OMEDIT), the regional Oncology Network and specialist physicians...
May 2018: Journal de Médecine Vasculaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751857/residency-mini-fellowships-in-the-pgy-5-year-is-there-added-value
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Anuradha S Shenoy-Bhangle, Ronald L Eisenberg, Tabitha Fineberg, Priscilla J Slanetz
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: With the restructuring of radiology board certification, many residencies created PGY-5 "mini-fellowships," during which residents spend focused time pursuing advanced subspecialty training or developing nonclinical skills in leadership, health policy and health-care economics, education, quality improvement, informatics, research, or global health. We surveyed graduates of an academic diagnostic radiology residency to assess the relative value and impact of PGY-5 mini-fellowships on career satisfaction and success...
June 2018: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751572/suicide-prevention-guideline-implementation-in-specialist-mental-healthcare-institutions-in-the-netherlands
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Jan Mokkenstorm, Gerdien Franx, Renske Gilissen, Ad Kerkhof, Johannes Hendrikus Smit
In The Netherlands, on average 40% of all suicides concern patients treated by mental healthcare institutions (MHIs). Recent evidence indicates that implemented guideline recommendations significantly reduce the odds for patients to die by suicide. Implementation of the multidisciplinary guideline for diagnosis and treatment of suicidal behaviors is a main objective of the Dutch National Suicide Prevention Strategy. To this end, 24 MHIs that collectively reported 73% of patient suicides in 2015 received an educational outreach intervention offered by the national center of expertise...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750955/the-comparing-options-for-management-patient-centered-results-for-uterine-fibroids-compare-uf-registry-rationale-and-design
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Elizabeth A Stewart, Barbara L Lytle, Laine Thomas, Ganesa R Wegienka, Vanessa Jacoby, Michael P Diamond, Wanda K Nicholson, Raymond M Anchan, Sateria Venable, Kedra Wallace, Erica E Marsh, George L Maxwell, Bijan J Borah, William H Catherino, Evan R Myers
OBJECTIVE: To design and establish a uterine fibroid (UF) registry based in the United States (US) to provide comparative effectiveness data regarding UF treatment. STUDY DESIGN: We report here the design and initial recruitment for the Comparing Options for Management: Patient-centered Results for Uterine Fibroids (COMPARE-UF) registry (Clinicaltrials.gov, NCT02260752), funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in collaboration with the-Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)...
May 8, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750600/exploring-respiratory-protection-practices-for-prominent-hazards-in-healthcare-settings
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Kerri Wizner, Mahiyar Nasarwanji, Edward Fisher, Andrea L Steege, James M Boiano
The use of respiratory protection, an important component of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare, is dependent on the hazard and environmental conditions in the workplace. This requires the employer and healthcare worker (HCW) to be knowledgeable about potential exposures and their respective protective measures. However, the use of respirators is inconsistent in healthcare settings, potentially putting HCWs at risk for illness or injury. To better understand respirator use, barriers, and influences, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers provided an opportunity to examine self-reported use of respirators and surgical masks for targeted hazards...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747669/role-of-the-general-practitioner-in-improving-rural-healthcare-access-a-case-from-nepal
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Bikash Gauchan, Stephen Mehanni, Pawan Agrawal, Mandeep Pathak, Santosh Dhungana
BACKGROUND: There is a global health workforce shortage, which is considered critical in Nepal, a low-income country with a predominantly rural population. General practitioners (GPs) may play a key role improving access to essential health services in rural Nepal, though they are currently underrepresented at the district hospital level. The objective of this paper is to describe how GPs are adding value in rural Nepal by exploring clinical, leadership, and educational roles currently performed in a rural district-level hospital...
May 10, 2018: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747633/a-critique-of-the-uganda-district-league-table-using-a-normative-health-system-performance-assessment-framework
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Christine KirungaTashobya, Freddie Ssengooba, Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Juliet Bataringaya, Jean Macq, Bruno Marchal, Timothy Musila, Bart Criel
BACKGROUND: In 2003 the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) introduced the District League Table (DLT) to track district performance. This review of the DLT is intended to add to the evidence base on Health Systems Performance Assessment (HSPA) globally, with emphasis on Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), and provide recommendations for adjustments to the current Ugandan reality. METHODS: A normative HSPA framework was used to inform the development of a Key Informant Interview (KII) tool...
May 10, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743805/outcomes-after-endoscopic-dilation-of-laryngotracheal-stenosis-an-analysis-of-acs-nsqip
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Avni Bavishi, Emily Boss, Rahul K Shah, Jennifer Lavin
Importance: Endoscopic management of pediatric subglottic stenosis (SGS) is common, however no multi-institutional studies have assessed its perioperative outcomes. The American College of Surgeon's National Surgical Quality Improvement Program - Pediatric (ACS-NSQIP-P) represents a source of such data. Design: Current procedural terminology (CPT) codes were queried for endoscopic or open airway reconstruction in the ACS-NSQIP-P Public Use File (PUF). Demographics and 30-day events were abstracted to compare open to endoscopic techniques and to assess for risk factors for varied outcomes after endoscopic dilation...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management: JCOM
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