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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166295/nursing-care-of-infants-with-a-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt
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Rachel A Joseph, Michaela R Killian, Emily E Brady
BACKGROUND: Infants with congenital or posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus may require a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt to divert the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, thus preventing increase in intracranial pressure. Knowledge on various aspects of caring for a child with a VP shunt will enable new and experienced nurses to better care for these infants and equip parents for ongoing care at home. PURPOSE: To review the nurses' role in care of infants with hydrocephalus, care after VP shunt placement, prevention of complications, and parental preparation for home care...
November 20, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166197/combining-natural-ingredients-and-beliefs-the-dayak-tribe-s-experience-caring-for-sick-children-with-traditional-medicine
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Shinta Widiastuty Anggerainy, Dessie Wanda, Happy Hayati
Instead of seeking conventional health care, the Dayak tribe in Borneo, Indonesia, treats sick children at home with traditional medicine. The objective of this descriptive, qualitative study was to explore the Dayak tribe's use of traditional medicine to care for sick children. Comprehensive interviews were conducted with 10 caregivers, with collected data analyzed using content analysis. Key recurring themes identified were: 1) traditional medicine as first aid; 2) ease of access and cost-effectiveness; 3) traditional medicine was not always effective; 4) a combination of natural ingredients and beliefs; 5) the importance of "communicating" with plants; and 6) engagement with metaphysical forces...
2017: Compr Child Adolesc Nurs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165920/diabetes-related-complications-which-research-topics-matter-to-diverse-patients-and-caregivers
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Maman Joyce Dogba, Mylène Tantchou Dipankui, Selma Chipenda Dansokho, France Légaré, Holly O Witteman
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a chronic disease with increasing prevalence worldwide. Although research has improved its treatment and management, little is known about which research topics matter to people living with diabetes, particularly among under-represented groups. OBJECTIVES: To explore the importance of research topics among a diverse range of people living with any type of diabetes or caring for someone living with any type of diabetes. METHODS: We used a convergent mixed-method design with quantitative and qualitative aspects...
November 22, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165037/progress-and-policy-opportunities-in-family-caregiver-assessment-results-from-a-national-survey
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Noreen Shugrue, Kathy Kellett, Cindy Gruman, Ashley Tomisek, Jane Straker, Suzanne Kunkel, Julie Robison
Family caregivers play an essential role in long-term services and supports (LTSS). Despite numerous calls for robust caregiver assessment policies to determine needs and treat them as partners in care planning, there has been limited information about whether or how states assess caregiver needs and strengths, or use caregiver information. Using cross-sectional survey data from the 2015 Process Evaluation of the Older Americans Act National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP), this study analyzes caregiver assessment policies and practices in 54 State Units on Aging, 619 Area Agencies on Aging, and 642 local service providers...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164554/-the-experience-of-caring-for-a-child-suffering-from-incontinent-dermatitis
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Hong-Ru Lu, Yung-Ju Chen, Ya-Fang Ko
This paper describes the experience of caring for a child with incontinent dermatitis that was caused by improper family care. From March 27, 2015 to April 2, 2015, the authors used Gordon's 11 functional health parameters to collect subjective and objective data on the physical, mental and social conditions of the care recipient. To understand the nursing-related problems, including impaired skin integrity, acute pain, and caregiver anxiety, the data for this case and his mother were conducted by observation, physical assessment, the process of caring, and communication...
December 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164440/parent-and-teacher-concordance-of-child-outcomes-for-youth-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Kelsey S Dickson, Jessica Suhrheinrich, Sarah R Rieth, Aubyn C Stahmer
Cross-informant ratings of are considered gold standard for child behavioral assessment. To date, little work has examined informant ratings of adaptive functioning for youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In a large, diverse sample of youth with ASD, this study evaluated parent-teacher concordance of ratings of adaptive functioning and ASD-specific symptomatology across time. The impact of child clinical characteristics on concordance was also examined. Participants included 246 children, their caregivers and teachers...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162165/epigenetic-correlates-of-neonatal-contact-in-humans
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Sarah R Moore, Lisa M McEwen, Jill Quirt, Alex Morin, Sarah M Mah, Ronald G Barr, W Thomas Boyce, Michael S Kobor
Animal models of early postnatal mother-infant interactions have highlighted the importance of tactile contact for biobehavioral outcomes via the modification of DNA methylation (DNAm). The role of normative variation in contact in early human development has yet to be explored. In an effort to translate the animal work on tactile contact to humans, we applied a naturalistic daily diary strategy to assess the link between maternal contact with infants and epigenetic signatures in children 4-5 years later, with respect to multiple levels of child-level factors, including genetic variation and infant distress...
December 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162081/self-management-support-and-ehealth-for-patients-and-informal-caregivers-confronted-with-advanced-cancer-an-online-focus-group-study-among-nurses
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Vina N Slev, H Roeline W Pasman, Corien M Eeltink, Cornelia F van Uden-Kraan, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw, Anneke L Francke
BACKGROUND: Self-management by patients and informal caregivers confronted with advanced cancer is not self-evident. Therefore they might need self-management support from nurses. This article reports on nurses' perspectives on self-management support for people confronted with advanced cancer, and nurses' experiences with eHealth in this context. METHODS: Six online focus groups were organized, with a total of 45 Dutch nurses with different educational levels and working in different care settings...
November 21, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161974/the-oncology-family-app-providing-information-and-support-for-families-caring-for-their-child-with-cancer
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Penelope J Slater, Philippa E Fielden, Natalie K Bradford
The Oncology Family App supports families across the vast state of Queensland, Australia, with easy access to vital information, including management plans for a deteriorating child, patient specific information and other resources. This article describes the development and evaluation of this mobile app. The app was developed and tested in collaboration with parents, caregivers, and clinicians and released in November 2015. This first version featured "Statewide Hospital Contacts," including phone numbers, links to Google maps, and 24-hour emergency contacts with click to call functionality; "When to Call" describing symptoms to look out for in a deteriorating child; "Blood Results Table"; and "Information" listing recommended websites, health care team contacts, appointments, and notes...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160336/relationship-between-the-caregiver-s-report-on-the-patient-s-spontaneous-speech-and-the-brief-aphasia-evaluation
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Nora Silvana Vigliecca
PURPOSE: To study the relationship between the caregiver's perception about the patient's impairment in spontaneous speech, according to an item of four questions administered by semi-structured interview, and the patient's performance in the Brief Aphasia Evaluation (BAE). METHODS: 102 right-handed patients with focal brain lesions of different types and location were examined. BAE is a valid and reliable instrument to assess aphasia. The caregiver's perception was correlated with the item of spontaneous speech, the total score and the three main factors of the BAE: Expression, Comprehension and Complementary factors...
November 9, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158372/enhancing-next-generation-sequencing-guided-cancer-care-through-cognitive-computing
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Nirali M Patel, Vanessa V Michelini, Jeff M Snell, Saianand Balu, Alan P Hoyle, Joel S Parker, Michele C Hayward, David A Eberhard, Ashley H Salazar, Patrick McNeillie, Jia Xu, Claudia S Huettner, Takahiko Koyama, Filippo Utro, Kahn Rhrissorrakrai, Raquel Norel, Erhan Bilal, Ajay Royyuru, Laxmi Parida, H Shelton Earp, Juneko E Grilley-Olson, D Neil Hayes, Stephen J Harvey, Norman E Sharpless, William Y Kim
BACKGROUND: Using next-generation sequencing (NGS) to guide cancer therapy has created challenges in analyzing and reporting large volumes of genomic data to patients and caregivers. Specifically, providing current, accurate information on newly approved therapies and open clinical trials requires considerable manual curation performed mainly by human "molecular tumor boards" (MTBs). The purpose of this study was to determine the utility of cognitive computing as performed by Watson for Genomics (WfG) compared with a human MTB...
November 20, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157275/the-prevent-study-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-and-acceptability-of-a-community-based-intervention-to-prevent-childhood-tuberculosis-in-lesotho-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yael Hirsch-Moverman, Andrea A Howard, Koen Frederix, Limakatso Lebelo, Anneke Hesseling, Sharon Nachman, Joanne E Mantell, Tsepang Lekhela, Llang Bridget Maama, Wafaa M El-Sadr
BACKGROUND: Effective, evidence-based interventions to prevent childhood tuberculosis (TB) in high TB/HIV-burden, resource-limited settings are urgently needed. There is limited implementation of evidence-based contact management strategies, including isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT), for child contacts of TB cases in Lesotho. METHODS/DESIGN: This mixed-methods implementation science study utilizes a two-arm cluster-randomized trial design with randomization at the health facility level...
November 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154294/creation-of-a-professional-network-to-improve-spina-bifida-care-argentina-case
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Gastón Valverde Lyons, Carol Burek, Liliana Campmani, Fernanda De Castro, Beatriz López, Cristian Sager
The purpose of this paper is to render an account of the experience of a group of healthcare providers and to propose innovative solutions for patients with Spina Bifida (SB) in Argentina. Based on our practice, patients reach specialists too late (40% already undergoing chronic kidney disease stage 1). However, several strategies were implemented in order to reverse this trend, among which were: the setting up of a professional network (via emails and Google groups), team training at different locations, videoconferences, and calling the Ministry of Health to action...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153621/medication-management-by-informal-caregivers-under-recognized-and-under-supported
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Janet K Sluggett, Jacquelina Stasinopoulos, J Simon Bell
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November 3, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153121/economic-burden-of-informal-caregiving-associated-with-history-of-stroke-and-falls-among-older-adults-in-the-u-s
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Heesoo Joo, Guijing Wang, Sue Lin Yee, Ping Zhang, David Sleet
INTRODUCTION: Older adults are at high risk for stroke and falls, both of which require a large amount of informal caregiving. However, the economic burden of informal caregiving associated with stroke and fall history is not well known. METHODS: Using the 2010 Health and Retirement Study, data on non-institutionalized adults aged ≥65 years (N=10,129) in 2015-2017 were analyzed. Two-part models were used to estimate informal caregiving hours. Based on estimates from the models using a replacement cost approach, the authors derived informal caregiving hours and costs associated with falls in the past 2 years for stroke and non-stroke persons...
December 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153077/twitter-101-and-beyond-introduction-to-social-media-platforms-available-to-practicing-hematologist-oncologists
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REVIEW
Michael A Thompson, Jenny Ahlstrom, Don S Dizon, Yash Gad, Greg Matthews, Howard J Luks, Andrew Schorr
Social media utilizes specific media platforms to allow increased interactivity between participants. These platforms serve diverse groups and purposes including participation from patients, family caregivers, research scientists, physicians, and pharmaceutical companies. Utilization of these information outlets has increased with integration at conferences and between conferences with the use of hashtags and "chats". In the realm of the "e-Patient" it is key to not underestimate your audience. Highly technical information is just as useful as a basic post...
October 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150357/caregiver-burden-of-parents-of-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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C Fitzgerald, S George, R Somerville, B Linnane, P Fitzpatrick
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of research examining the impact of informal caregiving on parents of young children with cystic fibrosis (CF). The aim of this study was to examine caregiver burden and identify risk factors associated with high caregiver burden in mothers and fathers of young children with CF. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of parents of young children with CF. A total of 213 families were invited to complete the CarerQoL questionnaire, a validated tool composed of two parts: (i) the CarerQol-7D which describes the care situation in terms of the negative and positive effects of caregiving and (ii) the visual analogue scale (VAS) which measures happiness on a scale from 0 to 10 (0=completely unhappy and 10=completely happy)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149791/the-dementia-care-coordination-program-engaging-health-systems-in-caregiver-supports
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Pamela Nadash, Nina M Silverstein, Frank Porell
This paper reports on a process evaluation using mixed methods to assess a Dementia Care Coordination Program, which is distinctive in using the medical system, rather than direct outreach, to identify and refer families to supports provided by an Alzheimer's Association chapter via dedicated care consultants. One care consultant received referrals from individual physicians, while the other, employed by a health plan, received referrals from health plan case managers. Through key informant interviews, focus groups, and physician and caregiver surveys, we identified key issues, finding high rates of stakeholder satisfaction, but some practical issues around information sharing and data tracking...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149525/top-10-research-priorities-in-head-and-neck-cancer-results-of-an-alberta-priority-setting-partnership-of-patients-caregivers-family-members-and-clinicians
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Leah A Lechelt, Jana M Rieger, Katherine Cowan, Brock J Debenham, Bernie Krewski, Suresh Nayar, Akhila Regunathan, Hadi Seikaly, Ameeta E Singh, Andreas Laupacis
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology, etiology, and management of head and neck cancer are evolving. Understanding the perspectives and priorities of nonresearchers regarding treatment uncertainties is important to inform future research. METHODS: Using the James Lind Alliance approach, patients, caregivers, and clinicians responded to a survey regarding their unanswered questions about treating and managing head and neck cancer. Distinct uncertainties were extracted from responses and sorted into themes...
November 17, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147630/sulforaphane-from-broccoli-reduces-symptoms-of-autism-a-follow-up-case-series-from-a-randomized-double-blind-study
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Rhoda Lynch, Eileen L Diggins, Susan L Connors, Andrew W Zimmerman, Kanwaljit Singh, Hua Liu, Paul Talalay, Jed W Fahey
Introduction: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 68 children, is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication as well as restricted or repetitive behaviors, and varies widely with respect to its causes and presentations. There are no validated pharmacologic treatments for the core symptoms of ASD. The social, medical, and economic burdens of ASD on families and caregivers are profound. We recently showed in a small clinical trial that sulforaphane (SF) from broccoli sprouts could significantly reduce the behavioral symptoms of ASD...
2017: Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide
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