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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245092/predictors-of-hospitalization-length-of-stay-among-re-admitted-treatment-resistant-bipolar-disorder-inpatients
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M Fornaro, F Iasevoli, S Novello, A Fusco, A Anastasia, D De Berardis, A Valchera, A de Bartolomeis
BACKGROUND: Hospitalization accounts for significant health care resource utilization for treatment-resistant Bipolar Disorder (BD), especially among frequent users of acute inpatient psychiatric units. Appraisal of the clinical features and predictive role of selected variables is therefore crucial in such population, representing the aim of the present research. METHODS: A hundred and nineteen BD inpatients with an established history of pharmacological treatment resistance for either mania or bipolar depression were classified as long hospitalization cases (LOS+) and their controls and compared against each other for a number of demographic, clinical, and psychopathological features...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243221/nursing-interventions-for-smoking-cessation
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Virginia Hill Rice, Laura Heath, Jonathan Livingstone-Banks, Jamie Hartmann-Boyce
BACKGROUND: Healthcare professionals, including nurses, frequently advise people to improve their health by stopping smoking. Such advice may be brief, or part of more intensive interventions. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of nursing-delivered smoking cessation interventions in adults. To establish whether nursing-delivered smoking cessation interventions are more effective than no intervention; are more effective if the intervention is more intensive; differ in effectiveness with health state and setting of the participants; are more effective if they include follow-ups; are more effective if they include aids that demonstrate the pathophysiological effect of smoking...
December 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242084/predictors-of-timing-of-pregnancy-discovery
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Molly McCarthy, Ushma Upadhyay, M Antonia Biggs, Renaisa Anthony, Jennifer Holl, Sarah Cm Roberts
OBJECTIVE: Earlier pregnancy discovery is important in the context of prenatal and abortion care. We evaluated characteristics associated with later pregnancy discovery among women seeking abortion care. STUDY DESIGN: Data come from a survey of women seeking abortion care at four family planning facilities in Utah. The participants completed a survey during the state-mandated abortion information visit they are required to complete prior to having an abortion. The outcome in this study was pregnancy discovery before versus after 6weeks since respondents' last menstrual period (LMP)...
December 11, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242041/long-term-outcomes-for-neoadjuvant-versus-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-early-breast-cancer-meta-analysis-of-individual-patient-data-from-ten-randomised-trials
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BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) for early breast cancer can make breast-conserving surgery more feasible and might be more likely to eradicate micrometastatic disease than might the same chemotherapy given after surgery. We investigated the long-term benefits and risks of NACT and the influence of tumour characteristics on outcome with a collaborative meta-analysis of individual patient data from relevant randomised trials. METHODS: We obtained information about prerandomisation tumour characteristics, clinical tumour response, surgery, recurrence, and mortality for 4756 women in ten randomised trials in early breast cancer that began before 2005 and compared NACT with the same chemotherapy given postoperatively...
December 11, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241988/disparities-in-operative-outcomes-in-patients-with-comorbid-mental-illness
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Elizabeth A Bailey, Christopher Wirtalla, Catherine E Sharoky, Rachel R Kelz
BACKGROUND: Patients with mental health disorders have worse medical outcomes and experience excess mortality compared with those without a mental health comorbidity. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between mental health comorbidities and surgical outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used the National Inpatient Sample (2009-2011) to select patients who underwent one of the 4 most common general surgery procedures (cholecystectomy and common duct exploration, colorectal resection, excision and lysis of peritoneal adhesions, and appendectomy)...
December 11, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241508/the-use-of-multiple-languages-in-a-technology-based-intervention-study-a-discussion-paper
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Eun-Ok Im, Soo Jin Lee, Yun Hu, Ching-Yu Cheng, Atsumi Iikura, Ayako Inohara, Sarah Kim, Yuko Hamajima, Seon-Ae Yeo, Eunice Chee, Wonshik Chee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: With an increasing number of racial/ethnic minorities in the U.S., nursing research frequently involves the use of multiple languages, especially to promote the understanding of educational materials related to nursing care. Furthermore, with a recent emphasis on innovation in health-related research, the use of technology is prominent in nursing research. However, practical issues in the use of multiple languages, especially in technology-based intervention studies, have rarely been reported and/or discussed in nursing literature...
December 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240853/the-evaluation-of-medical-inpatients-who-are-admitted-on-long-term-opioid-therapy-for-chronic-pain
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Hilary Mosher, Shoshana J Herzig, Itai Danovitch, Christina Boutsicaris, Sameer Hassamal, Karl Wittnebel, Azadeh Dashti, Teryl Nuckols
Individuals who are on long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) for chronic noncancer pain are frequently admitted to the hospital with acute pain, exacerbations of chronic pain, or comorbidities. Consequently, hospitalists find themselves faced with complex treatment decisions in the context of uncertainty about the effectiveness of LTOT as well as concerns about risks of overdose, opioid use disorders, and adverse events. Our multidisciplinary team sought to synthesize guideline recommendations and primary literature relevant to assessing medical inpatients on LTOT, with the objective of assisting practitioners in balancing effective pain treatment and opioid risk reduction...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239004/providing-comprehensive-medication-management-in-telehealth
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Melissa E Badowski, Scot Walker, Shaffeeulah Bacchus, Sandy Bartlett, Juliana Chan, Kelly A Cochran, Scott Coon, Michelle Liedtke, Brad Phillips, Taylor White
The goal of this white paper is to provide direction for clinical pharmacists providing telehealth. Telehealth care is rapidly emerging to improve patient access to health care and optimize patient health outcomes. With the increasing ability to access electronic health record portals, as many as 75 million telehealth encounters are expected in North America annually. Although electronic "point of access" undoubtedly increases the use of medical and pharmacy services, the real value of telehealth lies in improved access to patients in remote areas lacking adequate medical and pharmacy services and to high-risk patients requiring frequent monitoring...
December 14, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238576/a-case-of-legionella-pneumonia-caused-by-home-use-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure
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Ruby Schnirman, Nasifa Nur, Alice Bonitati, Gerardo Carino
A 67-year-old woman with morbid obesity and severe obstructive sleep apnea presented to the emergency department with 2 days of productive cough, fever, shortness of breath and loose stools. A chest x-ray showed extensive bilateral infiltrates, and she was quickly intubated for acute hypoxic respiratory failure. A urine legionella antigen test was positive, and she was admitted to the intensive care unit with a diagnosis of severe legionella pneumonia. She improved over the next week with a course of levofloxacin...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237581/a-web-based-training-resource-for-therapists-to-deliver-an-evidence-based-exercise-program-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-of-the-hand-isarah-design-development-and-usability-testing
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Cynthia Swarnalatha Srikesavan, Esther Williamson, Lucy Eldridge, Peter Heine, Jo Adams, Tim Cranston, Sarah E Lamb
BACKGROUND: The Strengthening and Stretching for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand (SARAH) is a tailored, progressive exercise program for people having difficulties with wrist and hand function due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The program was evaluated in a large-scale clinical trial and was found to improve hand function, was safe to deliver, and was cost-effective. These findings led to the SARAH program being recommended in the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines for the management of adults with RA...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237442/factors-impacting-the-illness-trajectory-of-post-infectious-fatigue-syndrome-a-qualitative-study-of-adults-experiences
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Eva Stormorken, Leonard A Jason, Marit Kirkevold
BACKGROUND: Post-infectious fatigue syndrome (PIFS), also known as post-viral fatigue syndrome, is a complex condition resulting in physical, cognitive, emotional, neurological, vocational and/or role performance disabilities in varying degrees that changes over time. The needs for health care resources are high, and costly, as is the economic burden on the affected individuals. Many factors may impact the trajectory, and frequently PIFS develops into a chronic condition. Health professionals lack understanding and knowledge, which results in delayed diagnosis, lack of recognition, appropriate treatment, support and practical help...
December 13, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237139/outcomes-of-laparoscopic-colectomy-in-younger-and-older-patients-an-analysis-of-nationwide-readmission-database
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Hemalkumar B Mehta, Byron D Hughes, Eric Sieloff, Sneha O Sura, Yong Shan, Deepak Adhikari, Anthony Senagore
BACKGROUND: Prior studies report safety and effectiveness of laparoscopic colectomy in older patients. The study aimed to examine the impact of laparoscopic colectomy on 30-day readmissions, discharge destination, hospital length of stay, and cost in younger (19-65 years) and older adults (>65 years). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the nationwide readmission database from 2013 to study adults undergoing elective colectomy. The outcomes were 30-day readmissions, discharge destination for the index hospitalization (routine, skilled nursing facility [SNF]/intermediate care facility [ICF], home healthcare), length of stay, and cost...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236304/enterovirus-detection-in-patients-with-acute-gastroenteritis-in-switzerland
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Rainer Gosert, Ulrich Heininger, Hans H Hirsch
Acute gastroenteritis (GE) has a major impact on morbidity and mortality worldwide, yet comprehensive data regarding infectious agents including enteroviruses are scarce. We hypothesized that enteroviruses constitute a significant cause of acute GE. We analyzed 677 stool samples from 504 patients, which had been submitted for suspected infectious GE. 0.2 ml of stool suspension was extracted using the Abbott m2000 sp robot and analysed by multiplex nucleic acid testing (NAT) using the Luminex xTAG gastrointestinal pathogen panel (GPP) as well as by specific NATs detecting enteroviruses and polioviruses...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235189/predictors-of-smoking-cessation-during-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Muhammad Riaz, Sarah Lewis, Felix Naughton, Michael Ussher
AIM: To identify factors found in the research literature to be associated with smoking cessation in pregnancy. METHODS: Electronic searches of the bibliographic databases of PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Elsevier, Scopus and ISI Web of Science were conducted to April 2017. All studies reporting factors associated with smoking cessation or continuing smoking during pregnancy were included and systematically reviewed, irrespective of study design. The Newcastle Ottawa Quality Assessment Scale was used to assess the study quality...
December 13, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231128/exploring-the-experiences-of-persons-who-frequently-visit-the-emergency-department-for-mental-health-related-reasons
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Amanda Digel Vandyk, Lisa Young, Colleen MacPhee, Katharine Gillis
In this qualitative study, the experiences of persons who frequently visit the emergency department (ED) for mental health-related reasons were explored. Interpretive Description guided the design, and data were collected through interviews with 10 adults who made 12+ ED visits within a 1-year time frame (2015). Thematic analysis was used to analyze data inductively. The participants' experiences were described with the help of three themes emerging from the data: The Experience, The Providers, and Protective Factors...
December 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227183/factors-associated-with-medical-doctors-intentions-to-discriminate-against-transgender-patients-in-kuala-lumpur-malaysia
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Aishwarya Vijay, Valerie A Earnshaw, Ying Chew Tee, Veena Pillai, Jaclyn M White Hughto, Kirsty Clark, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Frederick L Altice, Jeffrey A Wickersham
PURPOSE: Transgender people are frequent targets of discrimination. Discrimination against transgender people in the context of healthcare can lead to poor health outcomes and facilitate the growth of health disparities. This study explores factors associated with medical doctors' intentions to discriminate against transgender people in Malaysia. METHODS: A total of 436 physicians at two major university medical centers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, completed an online survey...
December 11, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226514/hospital-admission-in-children-and-adolescents-with-or-without-type-1-diabetes-from-germany-an-analysis-of-statutory-health-insurance-data-on-12-million-subjects
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Barbara Bohn, Anke Schwandt, Peter Ihle, Andrea Icks, Joachim Rosenbauer, Beate Karges, Reinhard W Holl
OBJECTIVE: To compare the chance of hospital admissions in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to that without T1D from Germany. METHODS: Data were provided by the German information system for health care data which contains information on all patients with a statutory health insurance. The years 2009 and 2011 were considered. Children and adolescents (0 to ≤19 years of age; n = 12 030 242) were included. Unadjusted odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were used to compare the hospitalization rate for patients with (n = 26 444) or without T1D (12 003 798)...
December 11, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225809/venous-air-embolism-related-to-the-use-of-central-catheters-revisited-with-emphasis-on-dialysis-catheters
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REVIEW
Steve Siu-Man Wong, Hau C Kwaan, Todd S Ing
Venous air embolism is a dreaded condition particularly relevant to the field of nephrology. In the face of a favourable, air-to-blood pressure gradient and an abnormal communication between the atmosphere and the veins, air entrance into the circulation is common and can bring about venous air embolism. These air emboli can migrate to different areas through three major routes: pulmonary circulation, paradoxical embolism and retrograde ascension to the cerebral venous system. The frequent undesirable outcome of this disease entity, despite timely and aggressive treatment, signifies the importance of understanding the underlying pathophysiological mechanism and of the implementation of various preventive measures...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225624/a-competition-between-care-teams-improved-recording-of-diagnoses-in-primary-dental-care-a-longitudinal-follow-up-study
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Jouko Kallio, Timo Kauppila, Lasse Suominen, Anna Maria Heikkinen
Introduction: A playful competition was launched in a primary dental health care system to improve the recording of diagnoses into an electronic patient chart system and to study what diagnoses were used in primary dental care. Methods: This was a longitudinal follow-up study with public sector primary dental care practices in a Finnish city. A one-year-lasting playful competition between the dental care teams was launched and the monthly percentage of dentists' visits with recorded diagnosis before, during, and after the intervention was recorded...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220709/self-reported-influenza-vaccination-rates-and-attitudes-towards-vaccination-among-health-care-workers-results-of-a-survey-in-a-german-university-hospital
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M H Hagemeister, N K Stock, T Ludwig, P Heuschmann, U Vogel
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this survey was to analyse vaccination rates and attitudes towards vaccination among health care workers (HCWs). The period prevalence of self-reported acute respiratory infections in the influenza season 2014/2015 was examined. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted among HCWs of a German university hospital using an anonymised questionnaire. Recruitment was performed by providing all medical and nursing staff a paper questionnaire with an invitation to participate...
December 5, 2017: Public Health
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