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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945049/-standardization-of-names-in-prescriptions-of-traditional-chinese-medicines
#1
Chao-Feng Li, Yu-Jun Zhang, Dong-He Fan, Meng-Jie Zhang, Xue Bai, Wen-Hua Yang, Shu-Ya Qi, Zhi-Jie Zhang, Chun-Miao Xue, Liu-Ying Mao, Jun-Ling Cao
Chinese medicine prescriptions are a type of medical documents written by doctors after they understand the patients' conditions for syndrome differentiation. Chinese medicine prescriptions are also the basis for pharmacy personnel to dispense medicines and guide patients to use drugs. It has the legal, technical and economic significances. Chinese medicine prescriptions contain such information of names, quantity and usage. Whether the names of drugs in Chinese medicine prescriptions are standardized or not is directly related to the safety and efficacy of the drugs...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944734/outcomes-based-contracting-experience-research-findings-from-u-s-and-european-stakeholders
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Tara Nazareth, John J Ko, Rahul Sasane, Christian Frois, Stephen Carpenter, Sebastian Demean, Ashok Vegesna, Eric Wu, Robert P Navarro
BACKGROUND: Outcomes-based contracts (OBCs), a type of risk-sharing arrangement (RSA), have emerged as a promising avenue for payers to engage with pharmaceutical manufacturers to share risk and improve patient access to medicines via evaluation of real-world outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To assess the level of recent OBC activity and stakeholder perceptions of these arrangements, as well as the outlook for future OBC activity from a payer and manufacturer perspective in the United States and EU-5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom)...
October 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944729/using-performance-based-risk-sharing-arrangements-to-address-uncertainty-in-indication-based-pricing
#3
Kai Yeung, Meng Li, Josh J Carlson
BACKGROUND: The rise in pharmaceutical expenditures in recent years has increased health care payer interest in ensuring good value for the money. Indication-based pricing (IBP) sets separate, indication-specific prices paid to the manufacturer according to the expected efficacy of a drug in each of its indications. IBP allows payers to consistently pay for value across indications. While promising, a limitation of IBP as originally conceived is that efficacy estimates are typically based on clinical trial data, which may differ from real-world effectiveness...
October 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944728/performance-based-risk-sharing-arrangements-u-s-payer-experience
#4
Joseph A Goble, Brian Ung, Sascha van Boemmel-Wegmann, Robert P Navarro, Andrew Parece
BACKGROUND: As a result of global concern about rising drug costs, many U.S. payers and European agencies such as the National Health Service have partnered with pharmaceutical companies in performance-based risk-sharing arrangements (PBRSAs) by which manufacturers share financial risk with health care purchasing entities and authorities. However, PBRSAs present many administrative and legal challenges that have minimized successful contract experiences in the United States. OBJECTIVE: To (a) identify drug and disease characteristics and contract components that contribute to successful PBRSA experiences and the primary barriers to PBRSA execution and (b) explore solutions to facilitate contract negotiation and execution...
October 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944727/changing-the-way-we-pay-for-health-care-is-value-the-new-plastic
#5
Robert P Navarro
Navarro is a clinical professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and is an assistant editor with the Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy. Navarro reports consulting fees from Analysis Group, Amgen, Novartis, and Allergan.
October 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944726/paying-for-cures-how-can-we-afford-it-managed-care-pharmacy-stakeholder-perceptions-of-policy-options-to-address-affordability-of-prescription-drugs
#6
Kai Yeung, Kangho Suh, Anirban Basu, Louis P Garrison, Aasthaa Bansal, Josh J Carlson
BACKGROUND: High-priced medications with curative potential, such as the newer hepatitis C therapies, have contributed to the recent growth in pharmaceutical expenditure. Despite the obvious benefits, health care decision makers are just beginning to grapple with questions of how to value and pay for curative therapies that may feature large upfront cost, followed by health benefits that are reaped over a patient's lifespan. Alternative policy options have been proposed to promote high value and financially sustainable use of these therapies...
October 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944633/-process-for-implementing-a-pain-assessment-scale-for-patients-with-brain-injuries-160-description-of-a-project-methodology-based-on-the-integrated-model-of-consultation
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Veronique de Goumoens, Francois Decaillet, Amelia Didier, Chantal Montreuil, Karin Diserens, Anne-Sylvie Ramelet
Background : in a neurosurgery unit, nurses selected the Critical Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) based on evidence to assess pain in brain-injured patients. However, months after implementation, nursing managers have observed an underutilization.Objectives : support a care team to overcome the pitfalls encountered during the implementation of the CPOT scale for brain-injured patients in neurosurgery unit.Methods : the Lescarbeau, Payette and St-Arnaud's Integrated Model of Consultation was selected. In addition to a scientific literature review, self-administered questionnaire and three interview guides were developed to gather the views of caregivers...
April 19, 2017: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944359/crestal-sinus-lift-using-an-implant-with-an-internal-l-shaped-channel-1-year-after-loading-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Marco Tallarico, David L Cochran, Erta Xhanari, Claudia Dellavia, Elena Canciani, Eitan Mijiritsky, Silvio Mario Meloni
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of a one-stage crestal sinus elevation procedure using a self-tapping endosseous implant system (iRaise, Maxillent, Herzliya, Israel) developed for sinus augmentation, 1 year after loading. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients needing restoration in the posterior maxilla with a residual alveolar crest of 3 to 8 mm in height and 5 mm in width distal to the canine as measured on CBCT scan were treated using the iRaise sinus lift system...
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944313/effect-of-tobacco-control-policies-on-perinatal-and-child-health-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Timor Faber, Arun Kumar, Johan P Mackenbach, Christopher Millett, Sanjay Basu, Aziz Sheikh, Jasper V Been
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking and smoke exposure during pregnancy and childhood cause considerable childhood morbidity and mortality. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate whether implementation of WHO's recommended tobacco control policies (MPOWER) was of benefit to perinatal and child health. METHODS: We searched 19 electronic databases, hand-searched references and citations, and consulted experts to identify studies assessing the association between implementation of MPOWER policies and child health...
September 2017: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943981/assessment-of-health-seeking-behaviour-and-self-medication-among-general-public-in-the-state-of-penang-malaysia
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Omar T Dawood, Mohamed A Hassali, Fahad Saleem, Inas R Ibrahim, Aseel H Abdulameer, Hanan H Jasim
BACKGROUND: Patients' behaviour in making decisions regarding health is currently changing from passive recipients to recipients who play an active role in taking action to control their health and taking self-care initiatives. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to evaluate the health seeking behaviour among general public and its associated factors; and to evaluate the medicine taking behaviour in public and the practice of self-medication. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was undertaken among general public in Penang Island, Malaysia...
July 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943174/increase-in-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-a-cohort-of-outpatient-hiv-positive-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-the-parisian-region
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E Farfour, S Dimi, C Majerholc, E Fourn, T Séné, M B Chaida, M Vasse, D Zucman
OBJECTIVE: To describe the increased incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in a cohort of HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM), followed in a tertiary hospital of the Île-de-France region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a monocentric, retrospective, and prospective study. We included symptomatic HIV-infected MSM patients who consulted for their annual consultation. RESULTS: One hundred and eighty patients were seen between 2008-2011 and 215 between 2012-2015...
September 21, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942942/-management-of-unintentional-pediatric-female-genital-trauma
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D Guerre, C Bréhin, E Gurrera, K Pinnagoda, P Galinier, I Claudet, O Abbo
INTRODUCTION: Unintentional pediatric female genital trauma is frequent in the daily practice of emergency wards. However, scientific data are rare in the literature, leading to variability in their management. The aim of this study was to evaluate our practice in order to obtain epidemiological data and define clinical guidelines. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study from March 2013 to January 2015 and identified all emergency visits for this pathology...
September 21, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942908/integrating-function-directed-treatments-into-palliative-care
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REVIEW
Andrea L Cheville, Melissa Morrow, Sean Robinson Smith, Jeffrey R Basford
The growing acceptance of palliative care has created opportunities to increase the use of rehabilitation services among populations with advanced disease, particularly those with cancer. Broader delivery has been impeded by the lack of a shared definition for palliative rehabilitation and a mismatch between patient needs and established rehabilitation service delivery models. We propose the definition that, in the advanced cancer population, palliative rehabilitation is function-directed care delivered in partnership with other clinical disciplines and aligned with the values of patients who have serious and often incurable illnesses in contexts marked by intense and dynamic symptoms, psychological stress, and medical morbidity to realize potentially time-limited goals...
September 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942907/a-guide-to-inpatient-cancer-rehabilitation-focusing-on-patient-selection-and-evidence-based-outcomes
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REVIEW
Jack B Fu, Vishwa S Raj, Ying Guo
Cancer inpatients commonly suffer from impairments that can prohibit safe discharge home from the acute care inpatient medical service and thus require transfer to a postacute inpatient rehabilitation facility. It has been demonstrated in multiple studies that cancer rehabilitation inpatients are able to make statistically significant functional improvements and at a similar pace as their noncancer counterparts. Medical fragility and reimbursement regulations are concerns that affect acceptance and triage of cancer rehabilitation inpatients...
September 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942692/the-role-of-tele-medicine-in-patients-with-respiratory-diseases
#15
Nicolino Ambrosino, Claudio Fracchia
Tele-medicine is a clinical application connecting a patient with specialized care consultants by means of electronic platforms, potentially able to improve patients' self-management and allow for the care of patients with limited access to health services. This article summarizes the use of tele-medicine as a tool in managing patients suffering from some pathological respiratory conditions. Areas covered: We searched papers published between 1990 and 2017 dealing with tele-medicine and respiratory diseases, COPD, asthma, interstitial lung disease, chronic respiratory failure, neuromuscular diseases, critical illness, home mechanical ventilation, and also legal and economic issues...
September 25, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942419/impact-of-point-of-care-management-on-the-transmission-of-anogenital-gonococcal-infections-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-amsterdam-a-mathematical-modelling-and-cost-effectiveness-study
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Menne Bartelsman, Kelsey Vaughan, Martijn S van Rooijen, Henry J C de Vries, Maria Xiridou
OBJECTIVE: Point-of-care (POC) management may avert ongoing transmissions occurring between testing and treatment or due to loss to follow-up. We modelled the impact of POC management of anogenital gonorrhoea (with light microscopic evaluation of Gram stained smears) among men who have sex with men (MSM) on gonorrhoea prevalence and testing and treatment costs. METHODS: Data concerning costs and sexual behaviour were collected from the STI clinic of Amsterdam. With a deterministic model for gonorrhoea transmission, we calculated the prevalence of gonorrhoea in MSM in Amsterdam and the numbers of consultations at our clinic over 5 years, in three testing scenarios: POC for symptomatic MSM only (currently routine), POC for all MSM and no POC for MSM...
September 23, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942001/-percutaneous-renal-ablation-pre-per-post-interventional-evaluation-modalities-and-adapted-management
#17
J Garnon, T Tricard, R L Cazzato, X Cathelineau, A Gangi, H Lang
OBJECTIVES: Ablative treatment (AT) rise is foreseen, validation of steps to insure good proceedings is needed. By looking over the process of the patient, this study evaluates the requirements and choices needed in every step of the management. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE(®), Embase(®), using (MeSH) words and we looked for all the studies. Investigators graded the strength of evidence in terms of methodology, language and relevance. RESULTS: Explanations of AT proposal rather than partial nephrectomy or surveillance have to be discussed in a consultation shared by urologist and interventional radiologist...
September 20, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941966/otologic-disorders-in-turner-syndrome
#18
E Bois, M Nassar, D Zenaty, J Léger, T Van Den Abbeele, N Teissier
INTRODUCTION: Patients with Turner syndrome (TS) have craniofacial malformations, such as Eustachian tube hypoplasia and dysfunction and velar dysfunction, which foster acute otitis media. The aim of this study was to inventory pediatric otologic disorders in patients with TS at their first ENT consultation in our center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed the ENT consultation data of pediatric TS patients followed in our center between 2005 and 2015: otoscopy, hearing threshold, and history of acute otitis media or ENT surgery...
September 20, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941785/neutrophilic-dermatosis-of-the-hands-a-review-of-17-cases
#19
Anthony M Y Cheng, Harriet S Cheng, Belinda J Smith, David A Stewart
PURPOSE: Neutrophilic dermatosis of the hands is an inflammatory skin condition related to Sweet syndrome that responds to corticosteroids. It commonly affects the dorsum of the hand and often mimics infection, with violaceous inflammatory papules and plaques that may ulcerate. The aim of this study was to review the clinical presentation of neutrophilic dermatosis of the hands. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken of all cases of neutrophilic dermatosis of the hands seen at a tertiary hospital in New South Wales, Australia, over a 5-year period...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941721/experience-with-integrating-pharmacist-documenters-on-cardiac-arrest-teams-to-improve-quality
#20
Mojdeh S Heavner, Ginger E Rouse, Steven M Lemieux, Kent A Owusu, David Pritchard, Marina Yazdi, Lorraine A Lee
OBJECTIVES: To determine if adding a clinical pharmacist to the cardiac arrest team in a documenter role improves completeness of documentation and quality of advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS). SETTING: A 1541-bed, tertiary care, academic medical center with an integrated clinical pharmacy practice model. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: In 2012, we identified documentation of resuscitation activities during cardiac arrest events and compliance with published ACLS guidelines as opportunities for systematic quality improvement at our tertiary care academic medical center...
September 20, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
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