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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214229/-iso%C3%A2-9001%C3%A2-certification-of-innovation-and-clinical-research-departments-extending-the-scope-of-health-assessment
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C Sambou, S Guillemaut, M Morelle, A Achache, A-G Le Corroller, D Perol, L Perrier
BACKGROUND: The International organization for standardization (ISO) is the world leader in providing industrial and commercial standards and certifications. Beyond medical devices, four French clinical research and innovation departments have received an ISO 9001 certification (the standard for quality management). Simultaneously, medico-economic studies have become increasingly important in the public decision process. Using the clinical research and innovation department from the Léon-Bérard Cancer Center as an example, the purpose of this article is to show how the scope of the ISO 9001 certification has been extended to cover medico-economic studies...
February 14, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214073/older-adults-with-ptsd-brief-state-of-research-and-evidence-based-psychotherapy-case-illustration
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Joan M Cook, Elissa McCarthy, Steven R Thorp
Although lifetime exposure to potentially traumatic events among older adults is fairly high, rates of full-blown post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are estimated at about 4.5%, a rate lower than that for middle-aged and young adults. Nevertheless, PTSD seems to be an under-recognized and under-treated condition in older adults. Assessment and treatment can be challenging in this population for various reasons, including potential cognitive or sensory decline and comorbid mental and physical disorders. This article provides highlights of the empirical research on PTSD in late life, including information on its effects on cognition and physical health...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211937/patterns-of-computed-tomography-surveillance-in-survivors-of-colorectal-cancer-at-veterans-health-administration-facilities
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Amikar Sehdev, Eric A Sherer, Siu L Hui, Jingwei Wu, David A Haggstrom
BACKGROUND: Annual computed tomography (CT) scans are a component of the current standard of care for the posttreatment surveillance of survivors of colorectal cancer (CRC) after curative-intent resection. The authors conducted a retrospective study with the primary aim of assessing patient, physician, and organizational characteristics associated with the receipt of CT surveillance among veterans. METHODS: The Department of Veterans Affairs Central Cancer Registry was used to identify patients diagnosed with AJCC collaborative stage I to III CRC between 2001 and 2009...
February 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206801/burden-and-mental-health-among-caregivers-of-veterans-with-traumatic-brain-injury-polytrauma
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Joan M Griffin, Minji K Lee, Lauren R Bangerter, Courtney Harold Van Houtven, Greta Friedemann-Sánchez, Sean M Phelan, Kathleen F Carlson, Laura A Meis
Veterans who survive multiple traumatic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), must often rely on family caregivers for ongoing care and support with reintegration. Understanding factors associated with caregiving that help or harm caregivers' health is critical for identifying appropriate and effective interventions that support caregiver health and promote the provision of quality care to veterans. This study utilized cross-sectional data from the Family and Caregiver Experiences Study, a survey of 564 caregivers caring for veterans who served after September 11, 2001, survived TBI/polytrauma during service, and received inpatient rehabilitation care in a Veterans Affairs Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center...
2017: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206800/perspectives-of-veterans-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-on-community-reintegration-making-sense-of-unplanned-separation-from-service
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Alexander V Libin, Manon Maitland Schladen, Ellen Danford, Samantha Cichon, Dwan Bruner, Joel Scholten, Maria Llorente, Slavomir Zapata, Alexander W Dromerick, Marc R Blackman, Kathryn M Magruder
For veterans separated from the military as a result of acquired mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), the transition from a military identity to a civilian one is complicated by health, cognitive, and psychosocial factors. We conducted in-depth interviews with 8 veterans with mTBI to understand how they perceived the experience of departure from the military, rehabilitation services provided at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Polytrauma Network Site, and reentry into civilian life. Two distinct patterns of thinking about community reintegration emerged...
2017: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206798/facilitating-reintegration-for-military-service-personnel-veterans-and-their-families-an-introduction-to-the-special-issue
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Christine A Elnitsky, Ryan P Kilmer
As service members return from active duty and, in some cases, exit the military, they face a process of reintegration (also referred to as community reintegration) as they seek to resume participation in their life roles as civilians. Facilitating this dynamic process of reintegration for service members, veterans, and their families-including outlining potential strategies for supporting this return to civilian life and its demands, roles, and responsibilities-is the focus of this Special Issue. Reintegration has been framed as a national priority (U...
2017: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202428/patient-use-of-electronic-prescription-refill-and-secure-messaging-and-its-association-with-undetectable-hiv-viral-load-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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D Keith McInnes, Stephanie L Shimada, Amanda M Midboe, Kim M Nazi, Shibei Zhao, Justina Wu, Casey M Garvey, Thomas K Houston
BACKGROUND: Electronic personal health records (PHRs) can support patient self-management of chronic conditions. Managing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) viral load, through taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) is crucial to long term survival of persons with HIV. Many persons with HIV have difficulty adhering to their ART over long periods of time. PHRs contribute to chronic disease self-care and may help persons with HIV remain adherent to ART. Proportionally veterans with HIV are among the most active users of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) PHR, called My HealtheVet...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197620/measuring-practicing-clinicians-information-literacy-an-exploratory-analysis-in-the-context-of-panel-management
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Brian E Dixon, Katherine Barboza, Ashley E Jensen, Katelyn J Bennett, Scott E Sherman, Mark D Schwartz
BACKGROUND: As healthcare moves towards technology-driven population health management, clinicians must adopt complex digital platforms to access health information and document care. OBJECTIVES: This study explored information literacy, a set of skills required to effectively navigate population health information systems, among primary care providers in one Veterans' Affairs (VA) medical center. METHODS: Information literacy was assessed during an 8-month randomized trial that tested a population health (panel) management intervention...
February 15, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195958/rehospitalization-in-the-first-year-following-veteran-and-service-member-tbi-a-va-tbi-model-systems-study
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Johanna Tran, Flora Hammond, Kristen Dams-OʼConnor, Xinyu Tang, Blessen Eapen, Marissa McCarthy, Risa Nakase-Richardson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and causes of rehospitalization following military or Veteran traumatic brain injury (TBI). SETTING: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers (VHA PRCs). PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive sample of VHA TBI Model System participants (N = 401). DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. MAIN MEASURES: Number and type of rehospitalizations in first year post-TBI...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190508/navigating-the-clinical-trial-pathway-conception-design-execution-and-results-dissemination
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John S Sampalis, Joanne Watson, Stella Boukas, Marianna Boukas, Natalie Harvey, Sanjay Machado, Michel Bordeleau, Emmanouil Rampakakis
Dr Sampalis is founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Scientific Officer of JSS Medical Research Inc, founded in 1997. He is a tenured professor of Surgery and Epidemiology & Biostatistics of McGill University, the University of Montreal and University of Laval. Recognized as a leading clinical epidemiologist and one of the top trauma researchers in Canada, he possesses extensive expertise in health services research, clinical trials, and offers services as a Research and Epidemiological Consultant for numerous pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and government organizations and agencies...
March 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187267/use-of-appreciative-inquiry-to-engage-parents-as-codesigners-of-a-weight-management-intervention-for-adolescents
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Shirley M Moore, Cheryl M Killion, Sharon Andrisin, Frances Lissemore, Tonia Primm, Oluwatomisin Olayinka, Elaine A Borawski
BACKGROUND: Focus groups are often used to involve families as codesigners of weight management interventions. Focus groups, however, are seldom designed to elicit families' strengths and positive experiences. The purpose of this study was to describe the use of the Appreciative Inquiry process in the conduct of focus groups to engage families in the design of a weight management intervention for adolescents. METHODS: A convenience sample of 44 parents (84% female; 82% minority) of adolescent children with a BMI ≥ 85th percentile, who were in the 6th-8th grade in a large urban school, participated in focus groups designed to elicit family-positive experiences and strengths regarding healthy living...
February 10, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187101/how-nurse-gender-influences-patient-priority-assignments-in-us-emergency-departments
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Jacob Miguel Vigil, Patrick Coulombe, Joe Alcock, Sarah See Stith, Eric Kruger, Sara Cichowski
The goals of this study were to compare whether emergency department (ED) patients' pain intensity (PI) is measured differently by male and female nurses and to determine whether PI, heart rate (HR), and respiratory rate (RR) were used to prioritize patient urgency differently by male and female nurses. The associations between patients' PI|HR|RR and the Emergency Severity Index (ESI) scores they were assigned by attending nurses were analyzed using a national database of electronic medical records of US Veterans Affairs ED patients from 2008 to 2012...
March 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183346/study-protocol-improving-the-transition-of-care-from-a-non-network-hospital-back-to-the-patient-s-medical-home
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Roman A Ayele, Emily Lawrence, Marina McCreight, Kelty Fehling, Jamie Peterson, Russell E Glasgow, Borsika A Rabin, Robert Burke, Catherine Battaglia
BACKGROUND: The process of transitioning Veterans to primary care following a non-Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitalization can be challenging. Poor transitions result in medical complications and increased hospital readmissions. The goal of this transition of care quality improvement (QI) project is to identify gaps in the current transition process and implement an intervention that bridges the gap and improves the current transition of care process within the Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS)...
February 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182456/the-impact-of-service-connected-disability-and-therapist-experience-on-outcomes-from-prolonged-exposure-therapy-with-veterans
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Jason T Goodson, Amy W Helstrom, Emily J Marino, Rachel V Smith
OBJECTIVE: Although prolonged exposure therapy (PE) has been shown to be effective in treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a sizable minority do not benefit. Examining patient and therapist characteristics that impact treatment outcome may improve treatment delivery and identify individuals who are less likely to respond to treatment or are at risk to prematurely discontinue treatment. The current study uses a sample from a large urban Veterans' Affairs (VA) hospital to build on a previous report that identified correlates of treatment outcome for Veterans who received PE...
February 9, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182140/enhancing-health-and-independent-living-for-veterans-with-disabilities-by-leveraging-community-based-resources
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Jennifer Hale-Gallardo, Huanguang Jia, Tony Delisle, Charles E Levy, Valentina Osorio, Jennifer A Smith, Elizabeth M Hannold
The number of US veterans with disabilities has increased in recent years as service members have returned home with extensive injuries and veterans from previous wars acquire functional limitations as a consequence of aging with chronic diseases. Veterans with severe disabilities need assistance and support to maintain independence at home and to avoid institutionalization. The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) strives to network with community organizations to achieve the best possible outcomes for veterans...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177858/evaluation-of-the-veterans-health-administration-s-specialty-care-transformational-initiatives-to-promote-patient-centered-delivery-of-specialty-care-a-mixed-methods-approach
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Katherine M Williams, Susan Kirsh, David Aron, David Au, Christian Helfrich, Anne Lambert-Kerzner, Julie Lowery, Catherine Battaglia, Glenn D Graham, Michael Doukas, Rajiv Jain, P Michael Ho
INTRODUCTION: Veteran's Affairs Office of Specialty Care (OSC) launched four national initiatives (Electronic-Consults [e-Consults], Specialty Care Access Networks-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes [SCAN-ECHO], Mini-Residencies, and Specialty Care Neighborhood) to improve specialty care delivery and funded a center to evaluate the initiatives. METHODS: The evaluation, guided by two implementation frameworks, provides formative (administrator/provider interviews and surveys) and summative data (quantitative data on patterns of use) about the initiatives to OSC...
February 8, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166328/comparative-effectiveness-of-vancomycin-and-metronidazole-for-the-prevention-of-recurrence-and-death-in-patients-with-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Vanessa W Stevens, Richard E Nelson, Elyse M Schwab-Daugherty, Karim Khader, Makoto M Jones, Kevin A Brown, Tom Greene, Lindsay D Croft, Melinda Neuhauser, Peter Glassman, Matthew Bidwell Goetz, Matthew H Samore, Michael A Rubin
Importance: Metronidazole hydrochloride has historically been considered first-line therapy for patients with mild to moderate Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) but is inferior to vancomycin hydrochloride for clinical cure. The choice of therapy may likewise have substantial consequences on other downstream outcomes, such as recurrence and mortality, although these secondary outcomes have been less studied. Objective: To evaluate the risk of recurrence and all-cause 30-day mortality among patients receiving metronidazole or vancomycin for the treatment of mild to moderate and severe CDI...
February 6, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165795/book-reviews-problem-solving-in-older-cancer-patients-alistair-ring-danielle-harari-tania-kalsi-janine-mansi-peter-selby-clinical-publishing-2015-price-%C3%A2-39-95-pp-328-isbn-978-1-84692-110-0-universal-healthcare-without-the-nhs-towards-a-patient-centred-health
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161673/adapting-public-policy-theory-for-public-health-research-a-framework-to-understand-the-development-of-national-policies-on-global-health
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Catherine M Jones, Carole Clavier, Louise Potvin
National policies on global health appear as one way that actors from health, development and foreign affairs sectors in a country coordinate state action on global health. Next to a burgeoning literature in which international relations and global governance theories are employed to understand global health policy and global health diplomacy at the international level, little is known about policy processes for global health at the national scale. We propose a framework of the policy process to understand how such policies are developed, and we identify challenges for public health researchers integrating conceptual tools from political science...
January 24, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161034/impact-of-social-determinants-of-health-on-medical-conditions-among-transgender-veterans
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John R Blosnich, Mary C Marsiglio, Melissa E Dichter, Shasha Gao, Adam J Gordon, Jillian C Shipherd, Michael R Kauth, George R Brown, Michael J Fine
INTRODUCTION: Transgender individuals experience pronounced disparities in health (e.g., mood disorders, suicide risk) and in the prevalence of social determinants of housing instability, financial strain, and violence. The objectives of this study were to understand the prevalence of social determinants among transgender veterans and assess their associations with medical conditions. METHODS: This project was a records review using administrative data from the U...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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