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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239919/large-multicentre-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-testing-a-low-cost-tailored-self-help-smoking-cessation-text-message-intervention-for-pregnant-smokers-miquit
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Felix Naughton, Sue Cooper, Katharine Foster, Joanne Emery, Jo Leonardi-Bee, Stephen Sutton, Matthew Jones, Michael Ussher, Rachel Whitemore, Matthew Leighton, Alan Montgomery, Steve Parrott, Tim Coleman
AIMS: To estimate the effectiveness of pregnancy smoking cessation support delivered by SMS text message and key parameters needed to plan a definitive trial. DESIGN: Multicentre, parallel-group, single-blinded, individual randomised controlled trial SETTING: 16 antenatal clinics in England. PARTICIPANTS: 407 participants were randomised to the intervention (n = 203) or usual care (n = 204). Eligible women were <25 weeks gestation, smoked at least 1 daily cigarette (>5 pre-pregnancy), were able to receive and understand English SMS texts and were not already using text-based cessation support...
February 26, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239295/can-a-person-centred-care-intervention-improve-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Elisabeth Hansson, Eric Carlström, Lars-Eric Olsson, Jan Nyman, Ingalill Koinberg
BACKGROUND: The incidence of head and neck cancer is increasing slightly. Head and neck cancer but also it's necessary and often successful treatment may affect general domains of health-related quality of life and provoke a variety of adverse symptoms and side effects, both during and after treatment. The objective of this study was to compare a person-centred care intervention in terms of health-related quality of life, disease-specific symptoms or problems, with traditional care as a control group for patients with head and neck cancer...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239054/critical-care-management-focused-on-optimizing-brain-function-after-cardiac-arrest
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Ryuta Nakashima, Toru Hifumi, Kenya Kawakita, Tomoya Okazaki, Satoshi Egawa, Akihiko Inoue, Ryutaro Seo, Nobuhiro Inagaki, Yasuhiro Kuroda
The discussion of neurocritical care management in post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS) has generally focused on target values used for targeted temperature management (TTM). There has been less attention paid to target values for systemic and cerebral parameters to minimize secondary brain damage in PCAS. And the neurologic indications for TTM to produce a favorable neurologic outcome remain to be determined. Critical care management of PCAS patients is fundamental and essential for both cardiologists and general intensivists to improve neurologic outcome, because definitive therapy of PCAS includes both special management of the cause of cardiac arrest, such as coronary intervention to ischemic heart disease, and intensive management of the results of cardiac arrest, such as ventilation strategies to avoid brain ischemia...
February 24, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239007/inadequate-cancer-screening-lack-of-provider-continuity-is-a-greater-obstacle-than-medical-mistrust
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Lauren D Arnold, Martha M McGilvray, J Kyle Cooper, Aimee S James
BACKGROUND: Racial minorities and low-income individuals are generally less likely to have adequate cancer screening than Whites or higher-income individuals. PURPOSE: To examine the roles of medical mistrust and lack of provider continuity in cancer screening in a low-income minority population. METHODS: A total of 144 urban federally qualified health center patients completed a cross-sectional survey that included the Group Based Medical Mistrust Scale and questions on provider continuity and cancer-screening-history...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238650/which-patients-discontinue-issues-on-levodopa-carbidopa-intestinal-gel-treatment-italian-multicentre-survey-of-905-patients-with-long-term-follow-up
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Mariachiara Sensi, Giovanni Cossu, Francesca Mancini, Manuela Pilleri, Maurizio Zibetti, Nicola Modugno, Rocco Quatrale, Filippo Tamma, Angelo Antonini
OBJECTIVES: To report the results of a national survey aimed at quantifying the current level of diffusion of Levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) in Italy. METHODS: Sixty Parkinson's Disease (PD) specialists in Italy were invited to complete a survey covering issues on clinical and practical aspects of LCIG therapy. RESULTS: Clinical features of 905 patients were collected retrospectively. The majority of centres reported the use of a multidisciplinary team, biochemistry testing, neurophysiological and neuropsychological tests before and after treatment, in addition to caregivers' training and patient's follow as outpatients...
February 21, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238611/utilization-of-the-premature-birth-knowledge-scale-to-assess-pediatric-provider-knowledge-of-neurodevelopmental-outcomes
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Michelle M Kelly, Spencer Dean
INTRODUCTION: Prematurity affects a significant portion (10-12%) of children in the Unites States, with potential for physical, psychological, neurodevelopmental, and behavioral impairments continuing long past the neonatal period. The specific aim of this research was to evaluate pediatric primary and specialty care providers' knowledge and understanding of neurodevelopmental outcomes of children born prematurely. METHODS: Pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) members of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners participated in an online survey using the 33-item Premature Birth Knowledge Scale (PB-KS) to assess their knowledge of current neurodevelopmental outcomes of children born prematurely...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238591/attitudes-and-experiences-of-early-and-midcareer-pediatricians-with-the-maintenance-of-certification-process
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Bobbi J Byrne, Mary Pat Frintner, Heather N Abraham, Amy J Starmer
OBJECTIVE: Maintenance of certification (MOC) value and relevance have been recent topics of controversy and discussion in medicine. Systematically assessing pediatrician's attitudes and experiences to encourage and inform future modifications is important. METHODS: We surveyed 866 pediatricians in 2014 who graduated from residency 10 to 12 years ago and are part of a larger longitudinal study. Cross-sectional quantitative and qualitative data on understanding, attitudes, barriers, and needs specific to MOC part 2 (self-assessment/continued learning activities) and part 4 (quality improvement projects) were analyzed...
February 23, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238586/developing-a-minimum-dataset-for-nursing-team-leader-handover-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-focus-group-study
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Amy J Spooner, Leanne M Aitken, Amanda Corley, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Despite increasing demand for structured processes to guide clinical handover, nursing handover tools are limited in the intensive care unit. OBJECTIVES: The study aim was to identify key items to include in a minimum dataset for intensive care nursing team leader shift-to-shift handover. METHODS: This focus group study was conducted in a 21-bed medical/surgical intensive care unit in Australia. Senior registered nurses involved in team leader handovers were recruited...
February 23, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238223/glucose-lowering-agents-for-treating-pre-existing-and-new-onset-diabetes-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Clement Lo, Min Jun, Sunil V Badve, Helen Pilmore, Sarah L White, Carmel Hawley, Alan Cass, Vlado Perkovic, Sophia Zoungas
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the preferred form of kidney replacement therapy for patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and is often complicated by worsening or new-onset diabetes. Management of hyperglycaemia is important to reduce post-transplant and diabetes-related complications. The safety and efficacy of glucose-lowering agents after kidney transplantation is largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pharmacological interventions for lowering glucose levels in patients who have undergone kidney transplantation and have diabetes...
February 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238205/co-ordinated-action-between-youth-care-and-sports-facilitators-and-barriers
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Niels Hermens, Lisanne de Langen, Kirsten T Verkooijen, Maria A Koelen
In the Netherlands, youth-care organisations and community sports clubs are collaborating to increase socially vulnerable youths' participation in sport. This is rooted in the idea that sports clubs are settings for youth development. As not much is known about co-ordinated action involving professional care organisations and community sports clubs, this study aims to generate insight into facilitators of and barriers to successful co-ordinated action between these two organisations. A cross-sectional study was conducted using in-depth semi-structured qualitative interview data...
February 26, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237984/effect-of-a-quality-improvement-program-to-improve-guideline-adherence-and-attainment-of-clinical-standards-in-dialysis-care-report-of-outcomes-in-year-1
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Sajeda Youssouf, Azri Nache, Chandrakumaran Wijesekara, Rachel J Middleton, David Lewis, Aladdin E Shurrab, Edmond O'Riordan, Lesley P Lappin, Donal O'Donoghue, Philip A Kalra, Janet Hegarty
BACKGROUND: Best practice in dialysis is synthesised in clear international guidelines. However, a large gap remains between the international guidelines and the actual delivery of care. In this paper, we report outcomes for the first year of a multifaceted dialysis improvement programme in our network. METHODS: One year collaborative involving 3 haemodialysis units and a peritoneal dialysis (PD) programme involving 299 dialysis patients. Each unit addressed a different indicator (unit A - catheter-related bloodstream infection [CRBSI], unit B - pre-dialysis blood pressure [BP], unit C - dialysis dose, unit D - anaemia) with a shared aim to match the top 10% in the UK...
February 25, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237894/early-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-septic-acute-kidney-injury-could-be-defined-by-its-initiation-within-24-hours-of-vasopressor-infusion
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Seung Don Baek, Hoon Yu, Seulgi Shin, Hyang-Sook Park, Mi-Soon Kim, So Mi Kim, Eun Kyoung Lee, Jai Won Chang
PURPOSE: The optimal timing for the initiation of early continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is uncertain and requires a practically feasible definition with acceptable evidence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the clinical impacts of 3-time interval parameters on the morbidity and mortality of 177 patients with septic shock-induced acute kidney injury: (1) time from vasopressor initiation to CRRT initiation (Tvaso-CRRT), (2) time from intensive care unit (ICU) admission to CRRT initation (TICU-CRRT), and (3) time from endotracheal intubation to CRRT initiation (Tendo-CRRT)...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237645/nonelective-colon-cancer-resection-a-continued-public-health-concern
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Christopher T Aquina, Adan Z Becerra, Zhaomin Xu, Francis P Boscoe, Maria J Schymura, Katia Noyes, John R T Monson, Fergal J Fleming
BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding recent trends in the rate of nonelective colon cancer resection in the United States and its impact on both short-term and long-term outcomes. METHODS: The New York State Cancer Registry and Statewide Planning & Research Cooperative System identified stage I-III colon cancer resections from 2004-2011. Propensity-matched analyses assessed differences in short-term adverse outcomes and 5-year disease-specific and overall survival between elective and nonelective colon cancer operations...
February 22, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237635/prevent-dm-comparative-effectiveness-trial-of-lifestyle-intervention-and-metformin
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Matthew J O'Brien, Alberly Perez, Adam B Scanlan, Victor A Alos, Robert C Whitaker, Gary D Foster, Ronald T Ackermann, Jody D Ciolino, Carol Homko
INTRODUCTION: Although the Diabetes Prevention Program and other clinical trials demonstrated the efficacy of intensive lifestyle interventions (ILI) and metformin to prevent type 2 diabetes, no studies have tested their comparative effects in pragmatic settings. This study was designed to compare the real-world effectiveness of ILI, metformin, and standard care among Hispanic women (Latinas) with prediabetes. STUDY DESIGN: RCT. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-two Latinas, who had a mean hemoglobin A1c of 5...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237439/esophagopericardial-fistula-septic-shock-and-intracranial-hemorrhage-with-hydrocephalus-after-lung-transplantation
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M M Schuurmans, C Benden, C Moehrlen, C Gubler, M Wilhelm, W Weder, I Inci
A 57-year old woman underwent lung transplantation for non-specific interstitial pneumonia. Primary graft dysfunction was diagnosed requiring continued use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Within three days she developed recurring hemothoraces requiring two surgical evacuations. After ECMO removal a series of complications occurred within four months: femoral thrombosis, persisting tachycardic atrial fibrillation, pneumopericardium with an esophagopericardial fistula and purulent pericarditis, septic shock, multiorgan failure and intracerebral hemorrhage with ventricular involvement requiring external ventricular drainage...
February 22, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237357/integrating-social-context-into-comprehensive-shared-care-plans-a-scoping-review
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Suzanne S Sullivan, Francine Mistretta, Sabrina Casucci, Sharon Hewner
BACKGROUND: Failure to address social determinants of health (SDH) may contribute to the problem of readmissions in high-risk individuals. Comprehensive shared care plans (CSCP) may improve care continuity and health outcomes by communicating SDH risk factors across settings. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study to evaluate the state of knowledge for integrating SDH into a CSCP. Our scoping review of the literature considered 13,886 articles, of which seven met inclusion criteria...
February 3, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237283/ablative-therapies-for-renal-tumors-patient-selection-treatment-planning-and-follow-up
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Jean-Michel Correas, Christophe Delavaud, Jules Gregory, Thomas Le Guilchet, Lionel Lamhaut, Marc-Olivier Timsit, Arnaud Méjean, Olivier Hélénon
The increased use of abdominal imaging has led to a major increase in small renal tumors incidence particularly in the elderly population. Their management is evolving with the development of percutaneous ablation, particularly radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, and microwave ablation. The typical indications that must be validated by a multidisciplinary committee include solid tumors less than 3cm in patients with multiple comorbidity factors (including age), contraindications to surgery, hereditary renal cancer, bilateral renal tumors, solitary kidney, pre-existing chronic kidney disease, or at high risk of predialysis renal function after partial nephrectomy...
February 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237252/effect-of-ebola-virus-disease-on-maternal-and-child-health-services-in-guinea-a-retrospective-observational-cohort-study
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Alexandre Delamou, Alison M El Ayadi, Sidikiba Sidibe, Therese Delvaux, Bienvenu S Camara, Sah D Sandouno, Abdoul H Beavogui, Georges W Rutherford, Junko Okumura, Wei-Hong Zhang, Vincent De Brouwere
BACKGROUND: The 2014 west African epidemic of Ebola virus disease posed a major threat to the health systems of the countries affected. We sought to quantify the consequences of Ebola virus disease on maternal and child health services in the highly-affected Forest region of Guinea. METHODS: We did a retrospective, observational cohort study of women and children attending public health facilities for antenatal care, institutional delivery, and immunisation services in six of seven health districts in the Forest region (Beyla, Guéckédou, Kissidougou, Lola, Macenta, and N'Zérékoré)...
February 22, 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237210/the-value-of-addressing-patient-preferences
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Jeff D Allen, Mark D Stewart, Samantha A Roberts, Ellen V Sigal
Recent scientific progress is, in some cases, leading to transformative new medicines for diseases that previously had marginal or even no treatment options. This offers great promise for people affected by these diseases, but it has also placed stress on the health care system in terms of the growing cost associated with some new interventions. Effort has been taken to create tools to help patients and health care providers assess the value of new medical innovations. These tools may also provide the basis for assessing the price associated with new medical products...
February 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237205/value-assessment-frameworks-for-hta-agencies-the-organization-of-evidence-informed-deliberative-processes
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Rob Baltussen, Maarten Paul Maria Jansen, Leon Bijlmakers, Janneke Grutters, Anouck Kluytmans, Rob P Reuzel, Marcia Tummers, Gert Jan van der Wilt
Priority setting in health care has been long recognized as an intrinsically complex and value-laden process. Yet, health technology assessment agencies (HTAs) presently employ value assessment frameworks that are ill fitted to capture the range and diversity of stakeholder values and thereby risk compromising the legitimacy of their recommendations. We propose "evidence-informed deliberative processes" as an alternative framework with the aim to enhance this legitimacy. This framework integrates two increasingly popular and complementary frameworks for priority setting: multicriteria decision analysis and accountability for reasonableness...
February 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
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