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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230440/late-gastrointestinal-effects-of-pelvic-radiation-a-nurse-led-service
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Helen Ludlow, John Green, Jeff Turner
There are currently at least 2 million people in the UK living with and following a cancer diagnosis. Typically four out of every ten people with cancer will receive radiotherapy, but a large proportion of people who have pelvic radiotherapy may go on to develop gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. This includes rectal bleeding and faecal incontinence, which can have a huge impact on quality of life. These problems often go under-reported by patients and are also under-recognised or under-treated by health professionals...
February 23, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226060/nonpharmacological-interventions-to-improve-quality-of-life-in-heart-failure-an-integrative-review
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Daniela Reuter do Amaral, Marina Bertelli Rossi, Camila Takao Lopes, Juliana de Lima Lopes
Objective: to identify articles that assessed the effectiveness or efficacy of nonpharmacological interventions to improve quality of life of people with heart failure in the literature. Method: an integrative literature review was performed in Lilacs, MedLine and SciELO databases, including randomized or nonrandomized clinical trials and quasi-experimental studies published between 2003 and 2014, in Portuguese, English or Spanish. Results: twenty-three studies were included...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222770/what-do-patients-with-diabetes-and-providers-think-of-an-innovative-australian-model-of-remote-diabetic-retinopathy-screening-a-qualitative-study
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Nicola M Glasson, Sarah L Larkins, Lisa J Crossland
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the commonest cause of preventable blindness in working age populations, but up to 98% of visual loss secondary to DR can be prevented with early detection and treatment. In 2012, an innovative outreach DR screening model was implemented in remote communities in a state of Australia. The aim of this study was to explore the acceptability of this unique DR screening model to patients, health professionals and other key stakeholders. METHODS: This descriptive qualitative study used semi-structured interviews with patients opportunistically recruited whilst attending DR screening, and purposefully selected health care professionals either working within or impacted by the programme...
February 22, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217493/outcome-and-preferences-in-male-to-female-subjects-with-gender-dysphoria-experience-from-eastern-india
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Anirban Majumder, Debmalya Sanyal
CONTEXT: Gender dysphoria (GD) is an increasingly recognized medical condition in India, and little scientific data on treatment outcomes are available. AIMS: Our objective is to study the therapeutic options including psychotherapy, hormone, and surgical treatments used for alleviating GD in male-to-female (MTF) transgender subjects in Eastern India. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of treatment preferences and outcome in 55 MTF transgender subjects who were presented to the endocrine clinic...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217249/cockcroft-gault-revisited-new-de-liver-ance-on-recommendations-for-use-in-cirrhosis
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Gianni B Scappaticci, Randolph E Regal
The Cockcroft-Gault (CG) equation has become perhaps the most popular practical approach for estimating renal function among health care professionals. Despite its widespread use, clinicians often overlook not only the limitations of the original serum creatinine (SCr) based equation, but also may not appreciate the validity of the many variations used to compensate for these limitations. For cirrhotic patients in particular, the underlying pathophysiology of the disease contributes to a falsely low SCr, thereby overestimating renal function with use of the CG equation in this population...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216089/health-status-and-psychological-distress-among-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-survivors-in-relation-to-gender
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Johan Israelsson, Anders Bremer, Johan Herlitz, Åsa B Axelsson, Tobias Cronberg, Therese Djärv, Marja-Leena Kristofferzon, Ing-Marie Larsson, Gisela Lilja, Katharina S Sunnerhagen, Ewa Wallin, Susanna Ågren, Eva Åkerman, Kristofer Årestedt
AIM: To describe health status and psychological distress among in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) survivors in relation to gender. METHODS: This national register study consists of data from follow-up registration of IHCA survivors 3-6 months post cardiac arrest (CA) in Sweden. A questionnaire was sent to the survivors, including measurements of health status (EQ-5D-5L) and psychological distress (HADS). RESULTS: Between 2013 and 2015, 594 IHCA survivors were included in the study...
February 16, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215048/unmet-home-healthcare-needs-and-quality-of-life-in-cancer-patients-a%C3%A2-hospital-based-turkish-sample
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Gülsen Ataman, Tugrul Erbaydar
Home healthcare services in Turkey are provided primarily to patients that are bedridden or seriously disabled. There are no such services integrated with hospital services that are specifically designed for cancer patients. The present study aimed to explore the home healthcare needs of cancer patients and their experiences related to unmet home healthcare needs. The study included 394 adult cancer patients who were followed up at the surgical oncology department of a university hospital. A 37-item, study-specific questionnaire and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire for cancer patients (EORTC-QLQ-C30) were administered, and patient clinical records were evaluated...
February 19, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208966/study-of-parental-perceptions-on-health-social-needs-of-children-with-neuro-developmental-disability-and-it-s-impact-on-the-family
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Nusrat Jahan Rafique Ansari, Ramchandra Keshav Dhongade, Preeti Sagar Lad, Ashwin Borade, Suvarna Yg, Vishal Yadav, Ashwini Mehetre, Rahul Kulkarni
INTRODUCTION: The term Neuro Developmental Disorder (NDD) is used for conditions caused by a dysfunction in any part of the brain or nervous system, resulting in physical and/or psychological symptoms as a child develops. Family of children with NDD face many problems. It is very important to find them and create awareness so that gaps in essential services and supports can be decreased. AIM: To explore parental perceptions on health & social needs of children with NDD, to understand the impact of disability on the families having children with disability, and to find out the parental perceptions on availability of services for children with NDD and its utilization by families...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205009/mixed-pathologies-including-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-account-for-dementia-in-retired-association-football-soccer-players
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Helen Ling, Huw R Morris, James W Neal, Andrew J Lees, John Hardy, Janice L Holton, Tamas Revesz, David D R Williams
In retired professional association football (soccer) players with a past history of repetitive head impacts, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a potential neurodegenerative cause of dementia and motor impairments. From 1980 to 2010, 14 retired footballers with dementia were followed up regularly until death. Their clinical data, playing career, and concussion history were prospectively collected. Next-of-kin provided consent for six to have post-mortem brain examination. Of the 14 male participants, 13 were professional and 1 was a committed amateur...
February 15, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193255/a-narrative-synthesis-of-factors-that-affect-women-speaking-up-about-early-warning-signs-and-symptoms-of-pre-eclampsia-and-responses-of-healthcare-staff
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Wendy Carter, Debra Bick, Nicola Mackintosh, Jane Sandall
BACKGROUND: One of the challenges for treating pre-eclampsia and preventing further deterioration is determining how best to enable early detection. If women or their partners and families are able to raise early warnings about potential signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia in pregnancy, birth and in the postnatal period, women may be able to receive earlier intervention to prevent severe pre-eclampsia from developing. The aim of this study was to improve understanding of factors affecting the ability of women to recognise symptoms and signs of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia and seek appropriate medical help and factors affecting health care professionals' responses to women and their families who 'speak up' about early warning signs and symptoms...
February 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192745/accepted-monitoring-or-endured-quarantine-ebola-contacts-perceptions-in-senegal
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Alice Desclaux, Dioumel Badji, Albert Gautier Ndione, Khoudia Sow
During the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola epidemic, transmission chains were controlled through contact tracing, i.e., identification and follow-up of people exposed to Ebola cases. WHO recommendations for daily check-ups of physical symptoms with social distancing for 21 days were unevenly applied and sometimes interpreted as quarantine. Criticisms arose regarding the use of coercion and questioned contact tracing on ethical grounds. This article aims to analyze contact cases' perceptions and acceptance of contact monitoring at the field level...
February 7, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181844/randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-transprofessional-healthcare-role-intervention-in-an-acute-medical-setting
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Melissa Kaltner, Doug Murtagh, Marguerite Bennetts, Alison Pighills, Julie James, Annette Scott
As demand for health services increases, attention has turned to the development of alternate models of service delivery that maximise efficiency. These include skill sharing models, in which cross-professional skills are delivered by appropriately trained professionals. The usage of skill sharing models is increasing in some professions, but little evidence on efficacy currently exists. This article reports on an intervention of the use of a transprofessional role, which involved delivery of services from a range of health providers, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, speech pathology, podiatry, social work, and psychology, by a trained professional, developed and trialled in the acute medical setting in Toowoomba Hospital, Queensland, Australia...
March 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178385/domestic-violence-in-pregnancy-prevalence-and-characteristics-of-the-pregnant-woman
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Fátima Susana Jesus Almeida, Emília Carvalho Coutinho, João Carvalho Duarte, Cláudia Margarida Balula Chaves, Paula Alexandra Batista Nelas, Odete Pereira Amaral, Vitória de Castro Parreira
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of domestic violence (physical, psychological or sexual) during pregnancy and to characterise these women. BACKGROUND: Pregnant women are not immune to domestic violence (DV) and therefore may be subject to any form of physical, psychological or sexual violence by partners. Health professionals' knowledge and awareness is important in the identification and intervention of pregnant women who experience domestic violence...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173855/burden-screening-and-treatment-of-depressive-and-anxious-symptoms-among-women-referred-to-cardiac-rehabilitation-a-prospective-study
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Megan C Hurley, Heather M Arthur, Caroline Chessex, Paul Oh, Karam Turk-Adawi, Sherry L Grace
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among women. Women with CVD experience a greater burden of psychosocial distress than men, and practice guidelines promote screening in cardiac patients, especially women. The objectives herein were to describe the burden of psychosocial distress, extent of screening, forms of treatment, and whether receipt of treatment was related to psychosocial distress symptom severity at follow-up, among women...
February 7, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163198/long-term-sequelae-of-chikungunya-virus-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mariëlle van Aalst, Charlotte Marieke Nelen, Abraham Goorhuis, Cornelis Stijnis, Martin Peter Grobusch
BACKGROUND: The acute phase of chikungunya is well documented; less so are its long-term effects. This systematic literature review provides an overview of the currently available data. METHODS: We performed an electronic search in PubMed/Medline and checked reference lists. We included studies in English on long-term sequelae of chikungunya in adults and on long-term sequelae of congenital infection from 2000-2016. Case reports, reviews and studies with a follow-up shorter than 6 weeks were excluded...
February 2, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160448/reduced-patient-anxiety-as-a-result-of-radiation-therapist-led-psychosocial-support-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kelly Elsner, Diana Naehrig, Georgia K B Halkett, Haryana M Dhillon
Up to 49% of patients attending radiation therapy appointments may experience anxiety and distress. Anxiety is heightened during the first few visits to radiation oncology. Radiation therapists (RT) are the only health professionals in direct daily contact with patients during treatment, placing them in a unique position to explore patients' psychosocial needs. This review aims to synthesise literature regarding the effect of RT-led psychosocial support on patient anxiety. In May 2015, we searched the following electronic databases: Medline, PsycINFO, Embase, CINAHL, PubMed and Cochrane library...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159379/factors-affecting-visits-to-the-emergency-department-for-urgent-and-nonurgent-ocular-conditions
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Brian C Stagg, Muazzum M Shah, Nidhi Talwar, Dolly A Padovani-Claudio, Maria A Woodward, Joshua D Stein
PURPOSE: To determine the frequency of emergency department (ED) visits for nonurgent and urgent ocular conditions and risk factors associated with ED use for nonurgent and urgent ocular problems. DESIGN: Retrospective, longitudinal cohort analysis. PARTICIPANTS: All enrollees aged 21 years or older in a United States managed care network during 2001-2014. METHODS: We identified all enrollees visiting an ED for ocular conditions identified by International Classification of Diseases, billing codes...
January 31, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154440/case-report-using-a-remote-presence-robot-to-improve-access-to-physical-therapy-for-people-with-chronic-back-disorders-in-an-underserved-community
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Stacey Lovo Grona, Brenna Bath, Luis Bustamante, Ivar Mendez
Purpose: The purpose of this case study was to evaluate the delivery of an inter-professional (IP) spinal triage management approach to chronic back disorders using remote presence robotic technology as an innovative form of telerehabilitation in a northern Saskatchewan community. Methods: The IP team, consisting of a local nurse practitioner (NP) and a physical therapist in an urban centre, completed a comprehensive neuromusculoskeletal assessment of, and one follow-up visit with, a post-surgical spinal patient...
2017: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153933/reducing-falls-after-hospital-discharge-a-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-an-individualised-multimodal-falls-education-programme-for-older-adults
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Anne-Marie Hill, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Steven M McPhail, Meg E Morris, Leon Flicker, Ronald Shorr, Max Bulsara, Den-Ching Lee, Jacqueline Francis-Coad, Nicholas Waldron, Amanda Boudville, Terry Haines
INTRODUCTION: Older adults frequently fall after discharge from hospital. Older people may have low self-perceived risk of falls and poor knowledge about falls prevention. The primary aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of providing tailored falls prevention education in addition to usual care on falls rates in older people after discharge from hospital compared to providing a social intervention in addition to usual care. METHODS AND ANALYSES: The 'Back to My Best' study is a multisite, single blind, parallel-group randomised controlled trial with blinded outcome assessment and intention-to-treat analysis, adhering to CONSORT guidelines...
February 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153441/dietary-intakes-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-and-risk-of-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Juan Wu, Eunyoung Cho, Edward L Giovannucci, Bernard A Rosner, Srinivas M Sastry, Walter C Willett, Debra A Schaumberg
PURPOSE: To evaluate the associations between intakes of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and the intermediate and advanced stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: We followed 75 889 women from the Nurses' Health Study and 38 961 men from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study who were at least 50 years old, from 1984 to 2012 and 1986 to 2010, respectively...
January 30, 2017: Ophthalmology
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