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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783275/assessment-of-likelihood-ratio-for-four-contact-dermatitis-symptoms-of-vinca-minor
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Suman Bagchi, Chaturbhuja Nayak, Lex Rutten, Munmun Koley, Subhranil Saha, Mousumi Roy, Sk Jahir Abbas, Simantini Ghosh, Suman Halder, Ghulam Nabi Wani, Anaitulah Ahmad Mir, Showket Ahmad Bhat
BACKGROUND:  Contact dermatitis (CD) is a frequently occurring medical condition, for which Vinca minor (VM) is one of the recommended homeopathic medicines. However, the symptoms indicating this medicine have not yet been assessed systematically. Likelihood ratio (LR), based on Bayesian statistics, may yield better estimation of a medicine's indication than the existing method of entry of symptoms into materia medica and repertories. METHODS:  We investigated LRs of four CD symptoms of VM: (1) great sensitiveness of skin, with redness and soreness from slightest rubbing; (2) weeping eczema with foul, thick crusts; (3) itching amelioration in open air; and (4) CD of scalp...
May 21, 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783214/-the-formation-of-safe-behavior-among-young-people-in-the-family-conditions
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Svitlana O Bondar
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: The article is dedicated to studying the readiness and ability of parents to form safe behavior of their own children with the aim to avoid school traumatism with respect to the complexity and systematic necessary for principles of prophylaxis. The author pays attention to this very aspect of the problem as for nowadays the works of studying the role of the family, the readiness of parents to form the culture of their own children's health are practically absent...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783209/-substantiation-of-the-model-of-clinical-and-economic-efficiency-evaluation-of-prevention-treatment-and-dispenserization-of-the-patients-with-comorbidity-the-example-of-patients-with-arterial-hypertension-and-duodenitis
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Anastasiia A Akhmedova, Oleksandr M Ocheredko
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Evidence based medicine requires reliant estimators of medical programs efficiency both in clinical and economical dimensions. It necessitates the substantiation of evaluation of assessment tools on the ground of clinical and economic theory. Developed model has advantage of direct link with classical economic analyses such as costutility, cost-efficiency, and cost-benefit. The aim was to substantiate the model of clinical and economic efficiency evaluation of medical program with allowance for comorbidity...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782414/osteomyelitis-a-context-for-wound-management
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Mary E Groll, Timothy Woods, Richard Salcido
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide an overview of osteomyelitis. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing education activity, you should be able to:1. Distinguish the pathogenesis of osteomyelitis in children and adults.2. Identify practical considerations for diagnosis and evidence-based treatment of osteomyelitis...
June 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782353/implementing-best-practice-into-the-emergency-department-triage-process
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Luke Burgess, Kathryn Kynoch, Sonia Hines
BACKGROUND: Triage is the process by which emergency departments (EDs) sort patients presenting for medical treatment. The Australasian Triage Scale, validated to measure urgency, answers the question 'This patient should wait for medical assessment and treatment no longer than…' Multiple patients may present within short time frames, and some will have conditions that have outcomes directly related to timeliness of treatment such as stroke, sepsis and myocardial infarction. The safety of patients within the ED is thus directly related to the triage system...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782295/diagnostic-and-treatment-strategies-of-dermatologists-for-treating-morphea-in-hungary
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Gábor Bali, Bernadett Hidvégi
Localized scleroderma is an uncommon disease, only infrequently encountered by dermatologists in private practices or even in larger academic centers. Because of its rarity, current treatment guidelines are mostly based on low-level clinical evidence and expert opinions. The aim of this study was to evaluate treatment strategies to treat localized scleroderma. A questionnaire was developed and sent to dermatologists in Hungary. 101 returned questionnaires were eligible for evaluation. 87.12% of clinicians employed local steroids...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782230/minimizing-restraint-and-seclusion-in-schools-a-response-to-beaudoin-and-moore
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Virginia L Walker, Sarah E Pinkelman
Increasing efforts have been made in the field of special education to identify positive, evidence-based practices (EBPs) to meet the needs of students who engage in problem behavior, with a major goal being to eliminate or limit the use of reactive measures such as restraint and seclusion ( Snell & Walker, 2014 ). Various stakeholders, including families and self-advocates, have voiced concerns about the dangers of restraint and seclusion and the lack of protection afforded to students who engage in severe problem behavior...
June 2018: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782209/practical-assessment-and-management-of-vulnerabilities-in-older-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-asco-guideline-for-geriatric-oncology
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Supriya G Mohile, William Dale, Mark R Somerfield, Mara A Schonberg, Cynthia M Boyd, Peggy S Burhenn, Beverly Canin, Harvey Jay Cohen, Holly M Holmes, Judith O Hopkins, Michelle C Janelsins, Alok A Khorana, Heidi D Klepin, Stuart M Lichtman, Karen M Mustian, William P Tew, Arti Hurria
Purpose To provide guidance regarding the practical assessment and management of vulnerabilities in older patients undergoing chemotherapy. Methods An Expert Panel was convened to develop clinical practice guideline recommendations based on a systematic review of the medical literature. Results A total of 68 studies met eligibility criteria and form the evidentiary basis for the recommendations. Recommendations In patients ≥ 65 years receiving chemotherapy, geriatric assessment (GA) should be used to identify vulnerabilities that are not routinely captured in oncology assessments...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782185/trends-in-maternity-care-practice-skin-to-skin-contact-indicators-united-states-2007-2015
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Ellen O Boundy, Cria G Perrine, Chloe M Barrera, Ruowei Li, Heather C Hamner
BACKGROUND: Mother-infant skin-to-skin contact (SSC) immediately after birth helps transition infants to the post-uterine environment and increases the likelihood of breastfeeding initiation and duration. This study examines trends in U.S. maternity practices related to SSC, and variations by facility demographics. METHODS: Data were from the Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) surveys (2007-2015), a biennial assessment of all U.S. maternity facilities...
May 21, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781780/physical-therapists-know-function-an-opinion-on-mobility-and-level-of-activity-during-hospitalization-for-adult-inpatients
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Audrey M Johnson, Janice Kuperstein, Dana Howell, Esther E Dupont-Versteegden
Negative consequences of immobility during hospitalization are widely known and remain undisputed. Evidence of low mobility for general medicine adult inpatients persists. Patients who experience hospital acquired functional decline due to low mobility require costly post-acute care services. The impact of immobility on post-acute care physical function and quality of life is directly at odds with value-based care. New Medicare payment models emphasize value-based care to promote care improvement and better patient outcomes...
May 21, 2018: Hospital Topics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781731/neuropsychologists-as-primary-care-providers-of-cognitive-health-a-novel-comprehensive-cognitive-wellness-service-delivery-model
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Patricia A Pimental, John B O'Hara, Jessica L Jandak
By virtue of their extensive knowledge base and specialized training in brain-behavior relationships, neuropsychologists are especially poised to execute a unique broad-based approach to overall cognitive wellness and should be viewed as primary care providers of cognitive health. This article will describe a novel comprehensive cognitive wellness service delivery model including cognitive health, anti-aging, lifelong wellness, and longevity-oriented practices. These practice areas include brain-based cognitive wellness, emotional and spiritually centric exploration, and related multimodality health interventions...
July 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781728/positive-neuropsychology-the-science-and-practice-of-promoting-cognitive-health
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John J Randolph
Positive psychology has influenced multiple subfields within psychology and areas outside of psychology. While positive psychology's focus on positive mental health and character strengths did not appear to meaningfully impact neuropsychology in its earlier stages, more recent indications suggest that the neuropsychological literature, and perhaps the field as a whole, has begun to embrace related research and practice applications. In this context, positive neuropsychology has emerged as a neuropsychological orientation focused on the study and practice of promoting cognitive health...
July 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781569/pediatric-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-an-evidence-based-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Fadi Nossair, Peter Schoettler, Joanne Starr, Anthony K C Chan, Ivan Kirov, Bosco Paes, Arash Mahajerin
Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) results in vascular, respiratory, and neurologic compromise. A systematic search was conducted to determine the prevalence of pediatric SVCS subtypes and identify clinical characteristics/treatment strategies that may influence overall outcomes. Data from 101 case reports/case series (142 patients) were analyzed. Morbidity (30%), mortality (18%), and acute complications (55%) were assessed as outcomes. Thrombosis was present in 36%, with multi-modal anticoagulation showing improved outcome by >50% (P = 0...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781384/how-to-uncover-sources-of-unwarranted-practice-variation-a-case-study-in-emergency-medicine
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Markus A Feufel
Forty years of statistical database analyses have demonstrated the existence of unwarranted practice variation in care delivery, that is, variations independent of medical need, evidence, or patient preference. Alas, little is known about the underlying mechanisms and thus finding interventions to reduce unwarranted variations remains difficult, hampering quality, equity, and efficiency of care. Whereas statistical analyses describe deviations from ideal patterns, ethnographically inspired analyses aim at understanding when, how, and why variations occur in practice...
May 1, 2018: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781353/clinical-trials-with-multiple-endpoints-can-establish-a-correlation-but-not-yet-causality-between-dietary-supplementation-with-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-keratoconjunctivitis-sicca
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Roger Lee Mendoza
AIM: We review clinical evidence of therapeutic efficacy and effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3s) in keratoconjunctivitis sicca, colloquially known as dry eye disease. In doing so, we identify relevant literature to address the following questions: 1) What definitive guidance can clinical evidence offer eye physicians and their patients? 2) What aspects of omega-3 supplementation lack definitive evidence, and how might economic assessments help? METHODS: A targeted and systematic search strategy based on PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) was designed in this study for refereed clinical trials of omega-3s in dry eye treatment...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781350/on-line-ethics-education-for-occupational-therapy-clinician-educators-a-single-group-pre-post-test-study
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Sandra VanderKaay, Lori Letts, Bonny Jung, Sandra E Moll
PURPOSE: Ethics education is a critical component of training rehabilitation practitioners. There is a need for capacity-building among ethics educators regarding facilitating ethical decision-making among students. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of an on-line ethics education module for occupational therapy clinician-educators (problem-based learning tutors/clinical placement preceptors/evidence-based practice facilitators). METHOD: The Knowledge-to-Action Process informed development and evaluation of the module...
May 20, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781339/couple-reports-on-intimate-partner-violence-and-their-health-impact-evidence-from-a-population-based-survey-in-japan
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Saki Nakamura, Hideki Hashimoto
Recent studies have shown that couples' reports of intimate partner violence (IPV) are not necessarily consistent. This study investigated the associations between patterns of partner victimization and perpetration reports and health and perceived wellbeing. Using household survey data from a probabilistic urban sample of adults aged 25 to 50 years and their partners, we identified 1,467 heterosexual pairs who completed the modified Japanese version of the Conflict Tactics Scale 2 Short Form. We classified responses into four categories: congruent report of no IPV, incongruent respondent victimization report, incongruent partner perpetration report, and congruent report of IPV...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781321/metoprolol-in-the-treatment-of-cardiovascular-disease-a-critical-reappraisal
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Guido Grassi
Extensive clinical experience on metoprolol has been gained in different cardiovascular conditions. In this paper, we discuss the use of metoprolol, with a focus on the extended-release formulation, in clinical practice in the light of existing evidence and current recommendations. This is a narrative review based on existing evidence and clinical experience of the Author. Evidence on the use of metoprolol in heart failure, ischemic artery disease, arterial hypertension and atrial fibrillation is well-established...
May 21, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781293/mindfulness-based-group-therapy-impact-on-psychiatrically-hospitalized-adolescents
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Deanna P Sams, Elizabeth D Handley, Linda J Alpert-Gillis
The practice of mindfulness has long been incorporated into psychotherapy. Research on the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness exists within adult populations, and emerging empirical evidence demonstrates the benefit of such practices in the treatment of adolescents in both clinical and non-clinical settings. However, there are extremely limited data on the practice of mindfulness with adolescents in a psychiatric hospital. The iMatter ( Improve Mindful ATTention, Enhance Relaxation) group is a manualized program developed to provide adolescents on a short-term psychiatric inpatient unit with an opportunity to learn and practice relaxation strategies, mindfulness exercises, and simple yoga poses...
May 1, 2018: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781212/routinely-collected-infant-feeding-data-time-for-global-action
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Heather Whitford, Pat Hoddinott, Lisa H Amir, Catherine Chamberlain, Christine E East, Leanne Jones, Mary J Renfrew
The importance of breastfeeding is clear. However, global action to support breastfeeding is hindered by the lack of reliable standard data, which continues to impede progress. Routinely collected data can monitor the effectiveness of health policy, evaluate interventions, and enhance international research collaboration and comparisons. Use of routine data to support effective public health initiatives such as smoking cessation has been demonstrated. However, the data collected about infant feeding practices worldwide is inconsistent in timing, methods, definitions, detail, storage, and consistency...
May 21, 2018: Maternal & Child Nutrition
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