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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329898/-analysis-of-secondary-data-to-determine-the-prevalence%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-cardiovascular-high-risk-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia-and-refractory-course-of-treatment
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Franz-Werner Dippel, Klaus G Parhofer, Thomas Müller-Bohn, Steffen Gebhardt, Karel Kostev
Background Hypercholesterolemia plays a causal role in the development of cardiovascular diseases. Patients are affected differently. There is a lack of epidemiological data about the frequence and characteristics of patients in Germany, especially about those who do not respond sufficiently to high intensity statins with or without other lipid modifying therapies. Methods From more than 2.6 million patient records of office based general practitioners, patients with hypercholestrolemia and high cardiovascular risk, who do not reach their individual LDL-C goal despite a best supplied twelve month maximum lipid lowering therapy (MPR ≥ 80 %), were extracted from the database...
March 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329800/characterizing-readiness-for-advance-care-planning-from-the-perspective-of-residents-families-and-clinicians-an-interpretive-descriptive-study-in-supportive-living
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Marta Shaw, Jennifer Hewson, David B Hogan, Shelley Raffin Bouchal, Jessica Simon
Background and Objectives: Advance care planning (ACP) involves reflection on health care preferences and communication of the person's wishes in case of future incapacity. ACP is particularly pertinent in supportive living (SL) as residents are at high risk of cognitive decline and changes in health status, but the readiness of residents, families, and health care practitioners to engage in ACP discussions is not known. The purpose of this study was to explore the readiness among these stakeholders and the factors that influence the degree of readiness...
February 18, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329795/construct-validation-of-wenger-s-support-network-typology
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Agnes Szabo, Christine Stephens, Joanne Allen, Fiona Alpass
Objectives: The study aimed to validate Wenger's empirically derived support network typology of responses to the Practitioner Assessment of Network Type (PANT) in an older New Zealander population. The configuration of network types was tested across ethnic groups and in the total sample. Method: Data (N = 872, Mage = 67 years, SDage = 1.56 years) from the 2006 wave of the New Zealand Health, Work and Retirement study were analyzed using latent profile analysis...
October 7, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329660/predictors-of-tanning-dependence-in-white-non-hispanic-females-and-males
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Brenda Cartmel, Susan T Mayne, Allen E Bale, Joel Gelernter, Andrew DeWan, David J Leffell, Sherry Pagoto, Peter Spain, Leah M Ferrucci
Growing evidence suggests some individuals may exhibit dependence to ultraviolet light, a known carcinogen; however, few studies have investigated predictors of tanning dependence (TD).A sub-set of early-onset basal cell carcinoma case-control study participants completed an online survey. The modified-Cut down, Annoyed, Guilty, Eye-opener (mCAGE) and a questionnaire based on the addiction criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (mDSM-IV-TR) were used to classify participants having'Symptoms of TD' if they met criteria for TD on both questionnaires, 'Tendency for TD' if met criteria on only one questionnaire, or 'Not TD'...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329647/histological-completeness-of-bss-excisions-by-dermatologists-plastic-surgeons-and-general-practitioners
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Kirtie Hr Ramdas, Lotte B Van Lee, Samuel Beck, Vincent Noordhoek Hegt, Tamar Nijsten, Renate Van den Bos
OBJECTIVESFirst to determine the proportion of incompletely excised basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) treated by conventional excision by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and general practitioners. Second to identify characteristics of incomplete excised BCCs.METHODSAnalysis of pathology reports of 3005 primary BCC excisions by general practitioners (31%), dermatologists (34%) and plastic surgeons (35%) from an urbanized area in the South West of the Netherlands from 2008-2014. Chi-square test and independent T-tests were used to analyze the primary outcome...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329542/silicone-granulomas-with-ulcers
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Lisa R Rothman, Randie H Kim, Shane A Meehan, Alisa Femia
We present a 42-year-old transgender womanwith woody induration over her buttocks andlower extremities as well as persistent ulcers of thebuttocks. The lesions developed ten years prior to herpresentation and approximately five years after shereceived illegal silicone injections to her buttocks.Histopathologic examination was consistent witha silicone granuloma. Silicone granuloma is a notan uncommon side effect of silicone injections andmore often occurs when the filler is administeredby non-physician practitioners, as is the case in thispatient...
December 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329388/healthcare-claims-data-an-underutilized-tool-for-pediatric-outpatient-antimicrobial-stewardship
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Joshua R Watson, Ling Wang, Jennifer Klima, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Sean Gleeson, Kelly Kelleher, Preeti Jaggi
Background: Healthcare claims are under-utilized to identify factors associated with high outpatient antibiotic use. Methods: We evaluated ambulatory encounter claims of Medicaid-insured children in 34 Ohio counties in 2014. 1) Rates of total antibiotic and azithromycin prescriptions dispensed were determined by county of patient residence. 2) Standardized treatment rates by county were estimated for uncomplicated upper respiratory tract encounters (acute otitis media, pharyngitis, sinusitis, presumed viral infection) after adjusting for patient age and encounter provider type...
March 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328924/scientific-crowdsourcing-in-wildlife-research-and-conservation-tigers-panthera-tigris-as-a-case-study
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Özgün Emre Can, Neil D'Cruze, Margaret Balaskas, David W Macdonald
With around 3,200 tigers (Panthera tigris) left in the wild, the governments of 13 tiger range countries recently declared that there is a need for innovation to aid tiger research and conservation. In response to this call, we created the "Think for Tigers" study to explore whether crowdsourcing has the potential to innovate the way researchers and practitioners monitor tigers in the wild. The study demonstrated that the benefits of crowdsourcing are not restricted only to harnessing the time, labor, and funds from the public but can also be used as a tool to harness creative thinking that can contribute to development of new research tools and approaches...
March 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328684/eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-society-of-trauma-nurses-advanced-practitioner-position-paper-optimizing-the-integration-of-advanced-practitioners-in-trauma-and-critical-care
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Jonathan Messing, Jasmine Garces-King, Dennis Taylor, Jonathan Van Horn, Babak Sarani, A Britton Christmas
Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, collectively known as advanced practitioners (APs), enhance the provision of care for the acutely injured patient. Despite their prevalence, institutions employ, train, and utilize these providers with significant variability. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), and the American Association of Surgical Physicians Assistants (AASPA) acknowledge the value of APs and support their utilization in the management of injured and critically ill patients...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328640/we-are-going-to-name-names-and-call-you-out-improving-the-team-in-the-academic-operating-room-environment
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Richard Bodor, Brian J Nguyen, Kevin Broder
INTRODUCTION: Communication failures between multidisciplinary teams can impact efficiency, performance, and morale. Academic operating rooms (ORs) often have surgical, anesthesia, and nursing teams, each teaching multiple trainees. Incorrectly identifying name and "rank" (postgraduate year [PGY]) of resident trainees can disrupt performance evaluations and team morale and even potentially impair delivery of quality care when miscommunication errors proliferate. METHODS: Our OR-based survey asked 50 participants (18 surgeons, 14 anesthesiologists, and 18 nursing members), to recall basic identification data including provider names and PGY levels from their recent collaborating OR teams...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328609/evaluation-of-dentoalveolar-trauma-in-children-and-adolescents-a-modified-classification-system-and-surgical-treatment-strategies-for-its-management
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Nadia Theologie-Lygidakis, Ourania K Schoinohoriti, Minas Leventis, Ioannis Iatrou
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively analyze dentoalveolar trauma in pediatric patients, propose a modified classification, and delineate an approach for its urgent care from the surgeon's perspective. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical records of patients, attended at the 'A. and P. Kyriakou' Children's Hospital Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from 2000 to 2015, were retrieved and data were analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 365 cases of dentoalveolar trauma, affecting 363 children and adolescents (221 males and 142 females), with an age range from 1 to 15 years, were treated in the authors' department...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328582/design-and-production-of-an-articulating-needle-guide-for-ultrasound-guided-needle-block-manufactured-with-a-three-dimensional-printer-technical-communication
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Paul E Bigeleisen
Needle guides may allow the practitioner to align the needle with the probe when ultrasound-guided nerve block is performed. The author's goal was to design and fabricate an inexpensive ($1.90), disposable, needle guide that could articulate over a range from 85 degrees to 0 degrees with a three-dimension printer. Three-dimensional representations of an L50, L25, and C 60 ultrasound probe (Sono Site, Bothell, WA) were created using a laser scanner. Computer-aided design software (Solid Works, Waltham, MA) was used to design a needle bracket and needle guide to attach to these probes...
March 17, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328531/provider-variability-in-the-initial-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-congenital-hypothyroidism
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Luke Cielonko, Tyler Hamby, John S Dallas, Luke Hamilton, Don P Wilson
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis and expeditious treatment of newborns with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is necessary to avoid mental retardation. METHODS: A survey of 44 practitioners in the southern US was conducted to better understand common practices regarding neonatal CH and the findings were compared with current guidelines in the US and Europe. RESULTS: Responses indicated some consensus that 10-15 μg of thyroid hormone/kg/day was the appropriate dosage...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328525/moving-sum-of-number-of-positive-patient-result-as-a-quality-control-tool
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Jiakai Liu, Chin Hon Tan, Tony Badrick, Tze Ping Loh
BACKGROUND: Recently, the total prostate-specific antigen (PSA) assay used in a laboratory had a positive bias of 0.03 μg/L, which went undetected. Consequently, a number of post-prostatectomy patients with previously undetectable PSA concentrations (defined as <0.03 μg/L in that laboratory) were being reported as having detectable PSA, which suggested poorer prognosis according to clinical guidelines. METHODS: Through numerical simulations, we explored (1) how a small bias may evade the detection of routine quality control (QC) procedures with specific reference to the concentration of the QC material, (2) whether the use of 'average of normals' approach may detect such a small bias, and (3) describe the use of moving sum of number of patient results with detectable PSA as an adjunct QC procedure...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328312/adolescent-substance-use-assessing-the-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-a-school-based-health-center-workforce
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Mary M Ramos, Rachel A Sebastian, Mary Murphy, Kristin Oreskovich, Timothy P Condon
BACKGROUND: Recent attention has focused on the potential for school-based health centers (SBHCs) to provide access points for adolescent substance use care. In 2015, the University of New Mexico began screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) training for providers at New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)-funded SBHCs across the state. This study assesses baseline knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the New Mexico SBHC provider workforce regarding adolescent substance use and provision of services...
February 8, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327382/health-assessment-instruments-for-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-a-systematic-review
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E J Bakker-van Gijssel, P L B J Lucassen, T C Olde Hartman, L van Son, W J J Assendelft, H M J van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk
BACKGROUND: People with intellectual disabilities (ID) experience health disparities and are less likely to undergo recommended age- and gender-specific screening and health promotion. New diagnoses are frequently missed. Assessments with the aid of health assessment instruments are a way to address these problems. AIM: The aim of this review is to find the available health assessment instruments for people with ID used in primary care and evaluate their quality...
March 16, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327274/physician-extenders-on-surgical-services-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
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Jagdeep Johal, Andrew Dodd
BACKGROUND: With the introduction of resident duty hour restrictions and the resulting in-house trainee shortages, a long-term solution to ensure safe and efficient patient care is needed. One solution is the integration of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) in a variety of health care settings. We sought to examine the use of NPs and PAs on surgical/trauma services and their effect on patient outcomes and resident workload. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of EMBASE, Medline, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
April 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327186/clinical-behavioural-and-pharmacogenomic-factors-influencing-the-response-to-levothyroxine-therapy-in-patients-with-primary-hypothyroidism-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Rosie Dew, Onyebuchi Okosieme, Colin Dayan, Vinay Eligar, Ishrat Khan, Salman Razvi, Simon Pearce, Scott Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Suboptimal thyroid hormone therapy including under-replacement and over-replacement is common amongst patients with hypothyroidism. This is a significant health concern as affected patients are at risk of adverse cardiovascular or metabolic consequences. Despite a growing body of evidence on the effects of various factors on thyroid hormone replacement, a systematic appraisal of the evidence is lacking. This review aims to appraise and quantify the extent to which clinical, behavioural and pharmacogenomic factors affect levothyroxine therapy in patients with primary hypothyroidism...
March 21, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327139/association-of-admission-and-patient-characteristics-with-quality-of-discharge-letters-posthoc-analysis-of-a-retrospective-study
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Maaike Langelaan, Rebecca J Baines, Martine C de Bruijne, Cordula Wagner
BACKGROUND: A complete, correct and timely discharge letter can communicate important information from the hospital to the general practitioner. The adequacy of the letter may vary with the patient and admission characteristics of the patient. Insight in the association between these characteristics and the presence and quality of the discharge letter will give rise to improvement activities for a better continuity of care after discharge. The objective was to determine the presence, correctness and timeliness of admission information in discharge letters and to determine the association between patient and admission characteristics, including unplanned readmissions and the quality of the discharge letter...
March 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327136/perceptions-of-interprofessional-collaboration-of-general-practitioners-and-community-pharmacists-a-qualitative-study
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Christin Löffler, Carolin Koudmani, Femke Böhmer, Susanne D Paschka, Jennifer Höck, Eva Drewelow, Martin Stremme, Bernd Stahlhacke, Attila Altiner
BACKGROUND: Despite numerous evidences for the positive effect of community pharmacists on health care, interprofessional collaboration of pharmacists and general practitioners is very often limited. Though highly trained, pharmacists remain an underutilised resource in primary health care in most western countries. This qualitative study aims at investigating pharmacists' and general practitioners' views on barriers to interprofessional collaboration in the German health care system...
March 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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