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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744980/building-a-comprehensive-team-for-the-longitudinal-care-of-single-ventricle-heart-defects-building-blocks-and-initial-results
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Karen Texter, Jo Ann M Davis, Christina Phelps, Sharon Cheatham, John Cheatham, Mark Galantowicz, Timothy F Feltes
INTRODUCTION: With increasing survival of children with HLHS and other single ventricle lesions, the complexity of medical care for these patients is substantial. Establishing and adhering to best practice models may improve outcome, but requires careful coordination and monitoring. METHODS: In 2013 our Heart Center began a process to build a comprehensive Single Ventricle Team designed to target these difficult issues. RESULTS: Comprehensive Single Ventricle Team in 2014 was begun, to standardize care for children with single ventricle heart defects from diagnosis to adulthood within our institution...
July 26, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743661/chronic-pain-patient-physician-engagement-and-family-communication-associated-with-drug-using-hiv-patients-discussing-advanced-care-planning-with-their-physicians
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Eric D Hansen, Mary M Mitchell, Tom Smith, Nancy Hutton, Jeanne Keruly, Amy R Knowlton
CONTEXT: In the era of effective antiretroviral therapy, persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are living longer, transforming HIV into a serious chronic illness, warranting patient-provider discussion about advanced care planning (ACP). Evidence is needed to inform physicians on how to approach ACP for these patients. Chronic pain is common in PLWHA, particularly in those who have substance use disorders; although it is known this population is at risk for poorer patient-physician engagement, the effects on ACP are unknown...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743051/enhancing-women-s-confidence-for-physiologic-birth-maternity-care-providers-perspectives
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Melissa A Saftner, Carrie Neerland, Melissa D Avery
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research study was to explore MCP's beliefs and attitudes about physiologic birth and to identify components of antenatal care that providers believe may impact a woman's confidence for physiologic labor and birth. METHODS: This qualitative descriptive study included maternity care providers (N=31) in the Midwestern United States. Providers participated in semi-structured interviews to describe their beliefs about physiologic birth, their role in providing information to women and specific care practices to promote women's confidence for physiologic birth...
July 18, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742397/morbidity-in-the-mountainous-province-of-kyrgyzstan-results-from-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Nurlan Brimkulov, Louis Louton, Salima Sydykova, Denis Vinnikov, Farida Imanalieva
Brimkulov, Nurlan, Louis Louton, Salima Sydykova, Denis Vinnikov, and Farida Imanalieva. Morbidity in the mountainous Province of Kyrgyzstan: results from a population-based cross-sectional study. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2017.-The aim of this study was to identify the main causes of using primary care facilities in the mountainous Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan to set resources allocation priorities. We collected data on all admissions to family doctors in three Family Medical Centers (FMCs) in Naryn Province: (1) the city of Naryn (2200 meters above sea level [MASL]); (2) the town of At-Bashy (3200 MASL); and the town of Kochkor (1800 MASL) by using an original questionnaire during one full week (5 days) in spring 2016...
July 25, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741283/caring-for-young-children-with-asthma-perspectives-from-urban-community-health-centers
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Ellen Childs, Margaret A Laws, Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Anjali Nath, Margaret J Reid, Megan Sandel, Robyn T Cohen
Asthma disproportionately affects low-income, minority youth, with notable disparities among children <5 years of age. Understanding the perceptions of urban community health centers (CHCs) regarding treating young children with asthma could improve care for these patients. This study uses data from semi-structured focus groups with staff from eight urban CHCs. Themes emerged in three domains. Within the parent/family domain, providers noted low rates of follow-up visits, low health literacy, and-for young children specifically-misunderstanding about the diagnosis...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740846/the-transmission-chain-analysis-of-2014-2015-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-koinadugu-district-sierra-leone-an-observational-study
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Ifeanyi-Stanley Muoghalu, Francis Moses, Ishata Conteh, Patrick Swaray, Anthonia Ajudua, Anders Nordström
INTRODUCTION: Sierra Leone experienced an unprecedented Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in all its districts. Koinadugu District was the last to report an EVD case. Several outbreak response strategies were implemented. As part of lessons learnt, we conducted an observational study to describe the transmission chain in the district and the impact of the control measures implemented to contain the outbreak. METHODS: We reconstructed the transmission chain, positioning both confirmed and probable cases, described the distribution of the EVD confirmed cases in the context of the routes of transmission (Community, Funeral or Health facility setting) and assessed the impact of control measures using the surveillance data collected during the outbreak...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740397/eligibility-for-alirocumab-or-evolocumab-treatment-in-1090-hypercholesterolemic-patients-referred-to-a-regional-cholesterol-treatment-center-with-ldl-cholesterol-%C3%A2-70-mg-dl-despite-maximal-tolerated-ldl-cholesterol-lowering-therapy
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Vybhav Jetty, Charles J Glueck, Kevin Lee, Naila Goldenberg, Marloe Prince, Ashwin Kumar, Michael Goldenberg, Ishan Anand, Ping Wang
BACKGROUND: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors, Praluent (alirocumab [ALI]) and Repatha (evolocumab [EVO]) have been approved as adjuncts to the standard-of-care maximal-tolerated dose (MTD) of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC)-lowering therapy (LLT), statin therapy, in heterozygous (HeFH) (ALI or EVO) or homozygous (EVO) familial hypercholesterolemia, or clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) where LDLC lowering is insufficient (both). Since LDLC lowering has been revolutionized by ALI and EVO, specialty pharmaceutical pricing models will be applied to a mass market...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739479/emergency-department-visits-after-lumbar-spine-surgery-are-associated-with-lower-hcahps-scores
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Jay M Levin, Robert D Winkelman, Gabriel A Smith, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Roy Xiao, Thomas E Mroz, Michael P Steinmetz
BACKGROUND: Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys are used to assess the quality of the patient experience following an inpatient stay. HCAHPS scores are used to determine reimbursement for hospital systems and incentivize spine surgeons nationwide. There are conflicting data detailing whether early readmission or other post-discharge complications are associated with patient responses on the HCAHPS survey. Currently, the association between post-discharge ED visits and HCAHPS scores following lumbar spine surgery is unknown...
July 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738957/gaps-in-the-postoperative-conversation-a-comprehensive-review-of-current-practices-and-the-unmet-needs-of-surgeons-families-and-waiting-room-personnel
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Brandon Singletary, Nisha Patel, Andrew Mims, Andrew Smedley, Jacob Swords, Ronan O'Bierne, Melanie S Morris, Monika Safford, Martin Heslin
Perioperative communication between surgeons and caregivers is an important aspect of patient care, with postoperative conversations (POCs) being critical. Literature suggests current communication practices may be suboptimal. Identifying barriers and opportunities could improve patient and caregiver satisfaction and increase surgeon efficiency. This mixed method study included 1) prospective study of all patients undergoing a surgery at an academic medical center between September 2014 and March 2016 and 2) nominal groups of physicians, caregivers, and waiting room personnel (WRP)...
July 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737547/quality-improvement-initiative-for-family-centered-care-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-of-a-tertiary-hospital-in-south-africa
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Carin Maree, Poppy Kekana, Christa van der Walt, Mariatha Yazbek, Ronell Leech
The introduction of family-centered care in the neonatal intensive care unit was identified as a high priority to facilitate bonding and attachment with potential positive outcomes for the parents and infants. The aim of the study was, therefore, to develop and implement a quality improvement initiative to foster family-centered care in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit from birth onward. A pretest posttest intervention design was used using mixed methods over 3 phases to determine the perceived level of family-centered care according to healthcare professionals and parents using self-administered questionnaires; to develop and implement a quality improvement initiative to enhance family-centered care in a neonatal intensive care unit using a nominal group technique, followed by the quality improvement process; and to evaluate the outcomes of the initiative by repeating the self-administered questionnaires to parents and staff...
July 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735767/measuring-participation-in-chronic-back-pain-patients-the-5-item-pain-disability-index
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Ashley B McKillop, Linda J Carroll, Bruce D Dick, Michele C Battié
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Of the three broad outcome domains of body functions and structures, activities, and participation (e.g., engaging in valued social roles) outlined in the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), it has been argued that participation is the most important to individuals, particularly those with chronic health problems. Yet, participation is not commonly measured in back pain research. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the construct validity of a modified 5-Item Pain Disability Index (PDI) score as a measure of participation in people with chronic back pain...
July 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733696/vaccination-against-influenza-at-a-european-pediatric-cancer-center-immunization-rates-and-attitudes-among-staff-patients-and-their-families
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Aleksandra Pettke, Sophie Jocham, Andreas Wiener, Andreas Löcken, Judith Groenefeld, Martina Ahlmann, Andreas H Groll
BACKGROUND: Influenza is an important cause of infectious morbidity in pediatric cancer patients. We conducted a single-center survey to explore adherence and attitudes towards the recommended annual influenza vaccination. METHODS: Self-administered, standardized questionnaires were distributed to 143 staff members and 264 families. Items analyzed included demographic data, knowledge about influenza, history of prior influenza infections and vaccinations, routes of information and education, and attitudes towards the recommended influenza...
July 21, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733142/deprescribing-for-frail-older-people-learning-from-the-case-of-mrs-hansen
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Anne Gerd Granas, Marit Stendal Bakken, Sabine Ruths, Katja Taxis
Drug treatment is often an essential part in treatment and prevention of diseases in older people, but there is much concern about inappropriate medication use. This paper aims to describe the complexity of medication safety issues and clinical judgments when optimizing prescribing in older individuals. It uses the case of Mrs. Hansen, an aged nursing home resident, to illustrate the facilitators and barriers of this process. With decreasing life expectancy, medication use should shift from cure to care, focusing on symptomatic treatment to increase the patient's well-being...
July 13, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731821/trust-in-physicians-continuity-and-coordination-of-care-and-quality-of-death-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Jun Hamano, Tatsuya Morita, Sakiko Fukui, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tunetou, Yasuo Shima, Makoto Kobayakawa, Maho Aoyama, Mitsunori Miyashita
BACKGROUND: Provider-centered factors contribute to unexplained variation in the quality of death (QOD). The relationship between healthcare providers (HCPs) and patients, bidirectional communication, and consistency of longitudinal care planning are important provider-centered factors. OBJECTIVE: To explore whether the level of trust in HCPs, the quality of continuity of care, and the level of coordination of care among home HCPs are associated with the QOD for cancer patients dying at home...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728773/psychometric-properties-of-the-turkish-version-of-caregiver-burden-index-cbi-for-parents-of-children-with-allergies
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Ayfer Ekim, Melis Hecan, Serkan Oren
Childhood chronic diseases have a great impact, including physiological, social and financial burdens, on parents. The concept of "caregiver burden" is gaining importance to understand the effects of allergic diseases and plan family-centered strategies. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Caregiver Burden Index (CBI) in Turkish mothers of children with allergies. METHOD: The participants of this methodological study were 213 mothers of children with allergies between 6 and 12years...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728768/maintaining-integrity-how-nurses-navigate-boundaries-in-pediatric-palliative-care
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Alyssa Erikson, Betty Davies
PURPOSE: To explore how nurses manage personal and professional boundaries in caring for seriously ill children and their families. DESIGN AND METHODS: Using a constructivist grounded theory approach, a convenience sample of 18 registered nurses from four practice sites was interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide. RESULTS: Nurses across the sites engaged in a process of maintaining integrity whereby they integrated two competing, yet essential, aspects of their nursing role - behaving professionally and connecting personally...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726272/does-maternity-care-coordination-influence-perinatal-health-care-utilization-evidence-from-north-carolina
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Marianne M Hillemeier, Marisa E Domino, Rebecca Wells, Ravi K Goyal, Hye-Chung Kum, Dorothy Cilenti, Anirban Basu
OBJECTIVE: To examine effects of maternity care coordination (MCC) on perinatal health care utilization among low-income women. DATA SOURCES: North Carolina Center for Health Statistics Baby Love files that include birth certificates, maternity care coordination records, WIC records, and Medicaid claims. STUDY DESIGN: Causal effects of MCC participation on health care outcomes were estimated in a sample of 7,124 singleton Medicaid-covered births using multiple linear regressions with inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW)...
July 20, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725854/improving-the-patient-experience-by-implementing-an-icu-diary-for-those-at-risk-of-post-intensive-care-syndrome
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K Taylor A Blair, Sarah D Eccleston, Hannah M Binder, Mary S McCarthy
The critical care literature in the US has recently brought attention to the impact an ICU experience can have long after the patient survives critical illness, particularly if delirium was present. Current recommendations to mitigate post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) are embedded in patient and family-centered care and aim to promote family presence in the ICU, provide support for decision-making, and enhance communication with the health-care team. Evidence-based interventions are few in number but include use of an ICU diary to minimize the psychological and emotional sequelae affecting patients and family members in the months following the ICU stay...
March 2017: Journal of patient experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725844/teaching-about-better-family-clinician-partnerships-in-high-risk-pediatric-asthma-care
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Georgia Michalopoulou, Sherylyn Briller, Stephanie Myers-Schim, Kaitlin C Muklewicz, Kimberly Compton Katzer, Elizabeth Secord, Beverly Crider, Julia Wasiluk
Family-clinician partnership including communication, trust, respect, and power leveling is essential in pediatrics. Our case study illustrates elements supporting/hindering partnership in a high-risk urban pediatric asthma clinic. Data from observation of a 100-minute visit were qualitatively analyzed by applying codes to themes, using family-centered principles. Three key categories emerged from examining interactions and their sequencing: (1) partnership supported, (2) partnership missed, and (3) partnership hindered...
September 2016: Journal of patient experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725209/a-national-early-intervention-system-as-a-strategy-to-promote-inclusion-and-academic-achievement-in-portugal
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Vitor Franco, Madalena Melo, Graça Santos, Ana Apolónio, Leonor Amaral
Early intervention with children at risk or facing developmental problems is a practice defined by three fundamental characteristics: being family-centered, being based on the community and on the child's life context, and being conducted by a team with transdisciplinary practice. In this paper we wish to present how the SNIPI-National System of Early Intervention, implemented in Portugal over the past 15 years, contributes to promote maximum development and the full inclusion of children up to 6 years of age and works to prevent school failure...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
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