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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667311/how-japanese-nurses-participate-in-decision-making-infants-with-congenital-life-threatening-conditions
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Sohei Shitaya, Nobue Nakamura, Naho Sato
BACKGROUND: In Japan, owing to the progress in medical technology, more children with congenital life-threatening conditions survive than ever before. Nurses who care for these children may also influence decision making in difficult situations. AIM: We aimed to describe Japanese nurses' approach toward medical decision making when caring for families of infants with congenital life-threatening conditions. Frequently, these nurses must care for and support parents with ambivalent feelings...
April 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667107/a-computer-based-glucose-management-system-reduces-the-incidence-of-forgotten-glucose-measurements-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Tsuyoshi Okura, Kei Teramoto, Rie Koshitani, Yohei Fujioka, Yusuke Endo, Masaru Ueki, Masahiko Kato, Shin-Ichi Taniguchi, Hiroshi Kondo, Kazuhiro Yamamoto
INTRODUCTION: Frequent glucose measurements are needed for good blood glucose control in hospitals; however, this requirement means that measurements can be forgotten. We developed a novel glucose management system using an iPod® and electronic health records. METHODS: A time schedule system for glucose measurement was developed using point-of-care testing, an iPod® , and electronic health records. The system contains the glucose measurement schedule and an alarm sounds if a measurement is forgotten...
April 17, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666281/pathogenic-effects-of-ifit2-and-interferon-%C3%AE-during-fatal-systemic-candida-albicans-infection
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Marcin Stawowczyk, Shamoon Naseem, Valeria Montoya, Darren P Baker, James Konopka, Nancy C Reich
A balanced immune response to infection is essential to prevent the pathology and tissue damage that can occur from an unregulated or hyperactive host defense. Interferons (IFNs) are critical mediators of the innate defense to infection, and in this study we evaluated the contribution of a specific gene coding for IFIT2 induced by type I IFNs in a murine model of disseminated Candida albicans Invasive candidiasis is a frequent challenge during immunosuppression or surgical medical interventions, and C. albicans is a common culprit that leads to high rates of mortality...
April 17, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666179/increasing-trends-in-hospital-care-burden-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-korea-2006-through-2015
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Daehoon Kim, Pil-Sung Yang, Eunsun Jang, Hee Tae Yu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Jong Youn Kim, Hui-Nam Pak, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Boyoung Joung, Gregory Y H Lip
OBJECTIVE: Temporal changes in the healthcare burden of atrial fibrillation (AF) are less well known in rapidly ageing Asian countries. We examined trends in hospitalisations, costs, treatment patterns and outcomes related to AF in Korea. METHODS: Using the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) database involving the entire adult Korean population (n=41 701 269 in 2015), we analysed a nationwide AF cohort representing 931 138 patients with AF. We studied all hospitalisations due to AF from 2006 to 2015...
April 17, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666022/a-cross-sectional-survey-of-the-uk-public-to-understand-use-of-online-ratings-and-reviews-of-health-services
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Michelle H van Velthoven, Helen Atherton, John Powell
OBJECTIVES: To identify the self-reported behaviour of the public in reading and writing online feedback in relation to health services. METHODS: A face-to-face cross-sectional survey of a representative sample of the UK population. Descriptive and logistic regression analyses were undertaken to describe and explore the use of online feedback. RESULTS: 2036 participants were surveyed, and of 1824 Internet users, 42% (n = 760) had read online health care feedback and 8% (n = 147) had provided this feedback in the last year...
April 9, 2018: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665981/endotracheal-suction-in-intensive-care-a-point-prevalence-study-of-current-practice-in-new-zealand-and-australia
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Eileen Gilder, Rachael L Parke, Andrew Jull
BACKGROUND: Despite the evidence and available guidelines about endotracheal suction (ETS), a discrepancy between published guidelines and clinical practice persists. To date, ETS practice in the adult intensive care unit (ICU) population across New Zealand and Australia has not been described. OBJECTIVE: To describe ICU nurses' ETS practice in New Zealand and Australia including the triggers for performing endotracheal suction. METHODS: A single day, prospective observational, binational, multicentre point prevalence study in New Zealand and Australian ICUs...
April 14, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665855/dutch-citizens-of-turkish-origin-who-utilize-healthcare-services-in-turkey-a-qualitative-study-on-motives-and-contextual-factors
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Aydın Şekercan, Anke J Woudstra, Ron J G Peters, Majda Lamkaddem, Seval Akgün, Marie-Louise Essink-Bot
BACKGROUND: Dutch residents of Turkish origin frequently utilize healthcare in Turkey. METHODS: To investigate their motives for doing so, we conducted a qualitative study among these healthcare users using semi-structured interviews. We complemented this with informal conversations with Turkish healthcare providers and observations at the registration offices and waiting rooms of outpatient clinics in several Turkish hospitals. RESULTS: Respondents believed their perceived needs for referral to specialist care and diagnostic assessments to quantify their health were not being met in the Netherlands...
April 17, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665702/current-weight-management-approaches-used-by-primary-care-providers-in-six-multidisciplinary-healthcare-settings-in-ontario
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Stephanie Aboueid, Monika Jasinska, Ivy Bourgeault, Isabelle Giroux
Background Obesity management in primary care has been suboptimal due to lack of access to allied health professionals, time, and resources. Purpose To understand the weight management approaches used by primary care providers working in team-based settings and how they assess the most suitable approach for a patient. Methods A total of 20 primary care providers (13 nurse practitioners and 7 family physicians) working in 6 multidisciplinary clinics in Ontario were interviewed. All interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and coded using NVivo qualitative software...
January 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche en Sciences Infirmières
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664922/patterns-of-emergency-department-utilization-by-patients-on-chronic-dialysis-a-population-based-study
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Paul Komenda, Navdeep Tangri, Evan Klajncar, Amanda Eng, Michelle Di Nella, Brett Hiebert, Trevor Strome, Ricardo Lobato de Faria, James M Zacharias, Mauro Verrelli, Manish M Sood, Claudio Rigatto
IMPORTANCE: Patients on dialysis are often elderly and frail, with multiple comorbid conditions, and are heavy users of Emergency Department (ED) services. However, objective data on the frequency and pattern of ED utilization by dialysis patients are sparse. Such data could identify periods of highest risk for ED visits and inform health systems interventions to mitigate these risks and improve outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To describe the pattern and frequency of presentation to ER by dialysis patients...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664325/impact-of-body-mass-index-on-mortality-and-hospitalisation-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jocasta Ball, Maja-Lisa Løchen, Melinda J Carrington, Joshua F Wiley, Simon Stewart
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation represents a substantial clinical and public health issue. The definitive impact of body mass index on prognosis of patients with chronic (persistent or permanent) atrial fibrillation remains undetermined. AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of body mass index with health outcomes (mortality and re-hospitalisation) of patients with chronic atrial fibrillation. METHODS: Using data from the Standard versus Atrial Fibrillation spEcific managemenT strategY (SAFETY) trial (a randomised controlled trial of home-based, atrial fibrillation-specific disease management), we performed post-hoc analyses of mortality and re-hospitalisation outcomes during minimum 24-month follow-up according to baseline body mass index profile...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661747/patient-continued-use-of-online-health-care-communities-web-mining-of-patient-doctor-communication
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Bing Wu
BACKGROUND: In practice, online health communities have passed the adoption stage and reached the diffusion phase of development. In this phase, patients equipped with knowledge regarding the issues involved in health care are capable of switching between different communities to maximize their online health community activities. Online health communities employ doctors to answer patient questions, and high quality online health communities are more likely to be acknowledged by patients...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661680/individual-level-key-associations-and-modes-of-exposure-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-a-systematic-synthesis
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Sarwat Mahmud, Silva P Kouyoumjian, Zaina Al Kanaani, Hiam Chemaitelly, Laith J Abu-Raddad
PURPOSE: To identify, map, and synthesize the individual-level key associations and modes of exposure for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the most affected region by HCV. METHODS: Source of data was the MENA HCV Epidemiology Synthesis Project database, populated through systematic literature searches. Risk factors determined to be statistically significant after adjustment for confounders were extracted and categorized into key associations or modes of exposure...
March 21, 2018: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661218/endometrial-cancer-survivors-follow-up-care-ensure-less-is-more-evaluating-patient-satisfaction-and-cost-effectiveness-of-a-reduced-follow-up-schedule-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nicole P M Ezendam, Belle H de Rooij, Roy F P M Kruitwagen, Carien L Creutzberg, Ingrid van Loon, Dorry Boll, M Caroline Vos, Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse
BACKGROUND: It has often been hypothesized that the frequency of follow-up visits for patients with early-stage endometrial cancer could be decreased. However, studies evaluating effects of a reduced follow-up schedule among this patient group are lacking. The aim of this study is to assess patient satisfaction and cost-effectiveness of a less frequent follow-up schedule compared to the schedule according to the Dutch guideline. METHODS: In this multicenter randomized controlled trial, patients diagnosed in the Netherlands with stage 1A and 1B low-risk endometrial cancer, for whom adjuvant radiotherapy is not indicated (n = 282), are randomized...
April 16, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660574/the-effectiveness-of-learning-portfolios-in-learning-participation-and-learners-perceptions-of-skills-and-confidence-in-the-mother-of-preterm-infant
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Yi-Chuan Cheng, Li-Li Chen, Yu-Shan Chang, Tsai-Chung Li, Ching-Ju Chen, Li-Chi Huang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of preterm infant learning portfolios in enabling mothers to develop infant care knowledge and skills, as well as confidence in their abilities. DESIGN: This study used a quasi-experimental design. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: The sample consisted of 52 mothers with preterm infants recruited at a neonatal intermediate unit of a medical centre in central Taiwan. Among those, 26 participants in the control group received regular health education and 26 participants in the experimental group received learning portfolios and regular care...
March 22, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660103/submicroscopic-plasmodium-falciparum-parasitaemia-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-adults-living-in-gabon-central-africa-a-pilot-study
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J V Koumba Lengongo, N P M'Bondoukwé, J M Ndong Ngomo, S François, A Ndjoyi-Mbiguino, O A Mbang Nguema, M K Bouyou Akotet, D P Mawili-Mboumba
Background: Submicroscopic malaria infections contribute to malaria transmission. Describing the extent of the parasite reservoir is of importance. In people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the frequency of subpatent malaria infections is rarely reported. The aim of the present study was to determine the frequency of submicroscopic infections in people living with HIV in Gabon and its relationship with cotrimoxazole (CTX) use. Methods: A survey was conducted in two health care centres in rural areas (Koulamoutou and Oyem) and three in urban areas (Libreville) of Gabon from March 2015 to June 2016...
April 5, 2018: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659863/frequent-use-of-emergency-departments-by-older-people-a-comparative-cohort-study-of-characteristics-and-outcomes
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Maryann Street, Debra Berry, Julie Considine
Objective: To characterise older people who frequently use emergency departments (EDs) and compare patient outcomes with older non-frequent ED attenders. Design: Retrospective comparative cohort study. Logistic regression modelling of patient characteristics and health service usage, comparing older frequent ED attenders (≥4 ED attendances in 12 months) to non-frequent ED attenders. Setting: Three Australian public hospital EDs, with a total of 143 327 emergency attendances in the 12 months...
April 12, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659546/physical-activity-on-prescription-with-counsellor-support-a-4-year-registry-based-study-in-routine-health-care-in-sweden
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Pia Andersen, Sara Holmberg, Lena Lendahls, Per Nilsen, Margareta Kristenson
Background : Public health gains from physical activity on prescription (PAP) depend on uptake in routine care. We performed an evaluation of the implementation, in a Swedish county council, of counsellors who give personalized support to PAP recipients aimed at facilitating PAP delivery. The aim was to compare characteristics between PAP recipients and the health care population as well as between PAP recipients who used and did not use counsellor support. We also investigated professional belonging and health care setting of health care professionals who prescribed PAP...
April 16, 2018: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658851/an-eye-on-vision-five-questions-about-vision-screening-and-eye-health
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P Kay Nottingham Chaplin, Kira Baldonado, Geoffrey E Bradford, Susan Cotter, Bruce Moore
Current evidence-based and best-practice vision screening and eye health approaches, tools, and procedures are the result of revised national guidelines in the past 3 years and advances in research during the past 18 years. In providing answers to the five questions in this article, the National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness used published, peer-reviewed research; vision screening and eye health national guidelines; and consensus-based best practices from eye care professionals and public health experts...
May 2018: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656708/outcomes-of-a-peer-mentor-intervention-for-persons-with-recurrent-psychiatric-hospitalization
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Maria J O'Connell, William H Sledge, Martha Staeheli, David Sells, Mark Costa, Melissa Wieland, Larry Davidson
OBJECTIVE: This article presents findings from a randomized controlled trial of a peer support mentorship intervention designed for individuals with serious mental illness and frequent, recurrent psychiatric hospitalizations. METHODS: Seventy-six individuals who were diagnosed as having a major psychotic or mood disorder and who had at least two psychiatric hospitalizations or more than three emergency department visits within the 18 months prior to the index hospitalization participated in this trial...
April 16, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656142/management-of-foot-ankle-osteoarthritis-by-australian-general-practitioners-an-analysis-of-national-patient-encounter-records
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Kade L Paterson, Christopher Harrison, Helena Britt, Rana S Hinman, Kim L Bennell
OBJECTIVE: To document the management of foot/ankle osteoarthritis/arthritis (OA) by general practitioners (GP) in Australia. DESIGN: We analysed data from the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health Program April 2010-March 2016 inclusive. Patient and GP encounter characteristics were extracted. Data were classified by the International Classification of Primary Care, Version 2, and summarised using descriptive statistics and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) around point estimates...
April 12, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
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